When viewers tune in to the latest hockey coverage on Canada-based TSN television network, they aren’t hearing just any analysis of the play-by-play action. In fact, they’re seeing the award-winning insights of former Hobart Hockey Assistant Coach Pierre McGuire ’83.
As one of the network’s on-air experts, McGuire earned TSN’s Gemini Award for Best Game Analyst at the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards. The award was given for the networks coverage of the IIHF World Junior Championship. A second Gemini Award honored McGuire’s colleague, Bob McKenzie, as the Best Studio Analyst.
The award is McGuire’s second. He was also nominated for the award in 2004, honoring him as one of the game’s most passionate and knowledgeable analysts. McGuire, who joined TSN in 1999, has been selected numerous times by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people. In 1984, McGuire began a long and successful career in coaching. His first coaching job was as an assistant coach for the Hobart Statesmen, and over the next several years, McGuire coached at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. In 1990, McGuire was hired as a scout by the Pittsburgh Penguins and won two Stanley Cups with the team.
Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN — a division of CTVglobemedia and Canada’s Sports Leader — was voted the No. 1 source for sports coverage and news by sports fans across the country. TSN’s comprehensive broadcast schedule features SportsCentre, the NHL and first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; International Hockey including the IIHF World Junior Championship; the Olympic Games through 2012 and a number of other events.
While at Hobart, he majored in English and played hockey and football.