A Bruins jersey on a statue might seem silly, but it is entirely in keeping with this city where sport has long been a major part of the culture
Jun 18, 2013
While most Canadian kids dream of winning the Cup, NHL hopefuls get a look at what may actually come to pass for them
Jun 17, 2013
Rask bars door for Boston as Chicago struggles with dumb penalties writes Roy MacGregor
Jun 17, 2013
Strong goaltending, weak officiating the hallmarks of solid final series
Jun 16, 2013
They’re strange bedfellows, hockey and golf, particularly when one is considered the fallback for the other’s losers. You can drive the net or drive the green, get up and down, tee it up … they’re all par for the course, or is that rink?
Jun 14, 2013
There are profound differences between the regular season and the playoffs, and trophy candidates underline the realities
Jun 10, 2013
There can be no doubt the Senators had an unusually successful season, despite being walloped 13-5 in the final two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins
May 28, 2013
Try as they might, it’s not the Senators
May 23, 2013
One-sided romp through Scotiabank Place crushes Senators’ pregame spirits on, off ice
May 22, 2013
Ottawa’s winger has picked a fine time to show off his impressive talents. The smart Newfoundlander is having a strong playoff series against the Penguins
May 21, 2013
Roy MacGregor covers hockey for the Globe and Mail. He has been nominated for eight National Newspaper Awards, winning twice. He is the author of some 40 books, covering everything from the hockey world to aboriginal rights and painter Tom Thomson.
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.