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Norman Albert

Norman Albert was a Canadian journalist and radio reporter. Norman Albert was the first man to broadcast a hockey game, taking to the air to call the third period of an OHA Intermediate playoff game on February 8, 1923 when North Toronto defeated Midland 16–4. This game, like the early broadcasts of Foster Hewitt, were aired on Toronto radio station, CFCA, which was owned by the Toronto Star where both Hewitt and Albert were employee. Albert is known to have broadcast three games. The Toronto Star of February 9, 1923 (page 9) confirms that Albert made the first broadcast on February 8. The other dates are likely Feb. 14 and Feb. 27. The game on February 14 featured the Toronto St. Pats and the Ottawa Senators, and is the first NHL game to be broadcast.

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