Don Cherry

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry

Full Name: Donald Stewart Cherry
Profession: Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator


Biography: Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television and a retired professional hockey player and NHL coach. Co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment (with Ron MacLean) on the long-running Canadian sports program "Hockey Night in Canada".

Nicknamed Grapes, he is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism.

Born: February 5, 1934
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 89 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 1975-11-28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
  • 1977-05-14 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Jacques Lemaire scores twice as Montreal Canadiens edge Boston Bruins, 2-1 in OT for a 4 game sweep and back-to-back titles
  • 1978-05-25 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: 3-peat for Montreal Canadiens; beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 as Mario Tremblay scores twice; 4-2 series victory
  • 2019-11-09 Last segment of "Coach's Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean airs after 37 years in Canada

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