36 FOCUS - OCTOBER 2018 Port Perry SmartCentre 905-985-3223 Fill their bowls with Hope. Donate today. The Scugog Hall of Fame Induction Committee is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker. Any fan of the game of hockey will recognize the name Joe Bowen. Mr. Bowen will be the one. After graduating from the University of Windsor, where he developed his broadcastingchopsatCJAM,Joereturned to Sudbury where he started his career in radio, covering the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves. Bowen start- ed calling games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982, after calling games for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL. His catchphrase is “Holy Mackinaw!”, typically used when an amazing goal is scored or a big save is made. Bowen claims he got the phrase from his dad who said “Holy Mackinaw” instead of swearing. He is also known for his creative alliteration when announcing the starting goaltenders (e.g. techni- cians of the tangled twine, watchdogs of the webbed wick- ets, officers of the oblong onion bags, etc.). Bowen does the radio play-by-play on Sportsnet 590 The Fan or TSN Radio 1050 with Jim Ralph. Joe Bowen was the Radio Announcer in the 1986 film “Youngblood”. He has also called several lacrosse seasons for the NLL’s Toronto Rock from their incep- tion in Toronto 1999 after one season in Hamilton as the Ontario Raiders. This included the 1999-2002 NLL cham- pionship games and is believed to have stopped after the 2007 season. On March 7 2017, Bowen called his 3,000th game as “Voice of the Leafs”, a 3-2 home victory over the Detroit Red Wings. In June 2018, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced that Bowen was named as the 2018 winner of the Foster Hewitt MemorialAward, honouring outstanding contributions by a hockey broadcaster. Scugog HOF Committee Chair Leanne Ashbridge is pleased with the announcement. “The name Joe Bowen resonates with all hockey fans, espe- cially those of the Toronto Maple Leafs. To have Mr. Bowen speak at our event on the eve of his being honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame is a privilege, indeed. We couldn’t be happier.” The Scugog Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday November 8, with the festivities begin- ning at 7 p.m. All are welcome, so come out and support your local athletes on their enshrinement, and have a word with Mr. Bowen. For more information, email Shawn Lackie: slackie14@hotmail.com or 905-449-6858. By Shawn Lackie, Special to Focus on Scugog. JOE BOWEN announced as Guest Speaker at SCUGOG HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Thursday November 8 Design by Imantis