Movie’s depiction of Soviet star of Summit Series doesn’t always jibe with facts
Mar 07, 2014
Hockey lore is filled with stories that became quick legends and, eventually, moved into the glorified realm of mythology. Some are true; some not so.
Mar 07, 2014
Canada found a swagger in Vancouver that was as apparent on the sidewalks of Sochi as ever it was along Robson Street
Feb 24, 2014
The Olympics may be completely out of control when it comes to cost but they remain priceless when it comes to owning, and often breaking, the hearts of those who bear witness.
Feb 23, 2014
Amid questions swirling around which forwards and goalies to play, the blueline made clear it doesn’t need tinkering
Feb 21, 2014
Marie-Philip Poulin scored with less than a minute to play in regulation, then put away the winner in overtime as Canada edged the United States 3-2
Feb 20, 2014
Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen of Winnipeg beat Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson 6-3 in championship game
Feb 20, 2014
After a tumultuous day of play, Canada and U.S. will meet in Friday’s semi-finals in a drama that goes back to 1920
Feb 19, 2014
Canada will go for gold in Olympic women’s hockey after a 3-1 win over Switzerland in Monday’s semifinal.
Feb 17, 2014
Finding a suitable linemate for Team Canada’s Sidney Crosby is proving harder than expected. Chemistry experiments aren’t working
Feb 16, 2014
Roy MacGregor was born in the small village of Whitney, Ont., in 1948. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2002, he worked for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's magazine (three separate times), the Toronto Star and The Canadian Magazine. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including two National Newspaper Awards, several National Magazine Awards and twice the ACTRA Award as the best television drama writer in the country.
He is also the author of nearly 40 books, 23 of them in the internationally-successful Screech Owls Mystery series for young readers. His adult books include A Life In the Bush, which won the Rutstrum Award as the best book on the wilderness published in North America between 1995-2000. His previous book, Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey, was nominated for the Governor-General's Award in 1996. He has also written two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season.
His latest book is Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People.
In 2005 he was named an officer in the Order of Canada.
MacGregor lives in Kanata, Ont., with Ellen. They have four children.