Cautiousness created by conservative coaches is killing the game’s entertainment prospects and few are willing to speak up about it
Jun 30, 2016
There has only been one 'Gordie' in hockey, a player so ingrained in the Canadian sports psyche that no other name was required
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
Niagara Falls is the main character in a truly Canadian story of war, peace, power, industry, tourism, pollution and, one hopes, solution
May 22, 2016
Style of new Ottawa Senators coach may not mesh with the sort of play the team’s all-star defenceman is known for
May 09, 2016
The National Capital Commission has accepted a recommendation to negotiate with Melnyk’s RendezVous LeBreton proposal
Apr 28, 2016
As he steps away from his role as GM of the Ottawa Senators, Bryan Murray hopes to be remembered as ‘a pretty good hockey guy who was a good person’
Apr 10, 2016
The Next One’s recent run of success with the Pittsburgh Penguins echoes comeback of hockey legends before him
Apr 05, 2016
The league understood the dangers of head injuries in 2011, and today, the most troublesome point is that the issue is still being debated
Mar 29, 2016
With both teams in the gold-medal final of the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier curling with surgical precision from the opening rock, the dramatics were not long in coming
Mar 13, 2016
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.