Bill Hewitt to be honoured by Hall of Fame with award named after his father

Bill Hewitt was the voice of Hockey Night in Canada from the late 1950s until the early ’80s.

Hewitt’s family will be presented with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award on Nov. 12. Bill Hewitt died in 1996.

“The NHL Broadcasters’ Association is proud to posthumously honour Bill Hewitt, who like his father, was extremely influential in the rise in hockey interest all over Canada and the United States,” Chuck Kaiton, president of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, said Tuesday in a release.

The award, named after the longtime Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster, is awarded to members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and to the game of hockey.

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Washington Times reporter Dave Fay will also be honoured with the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award, which recognizes print reporters who have brought honour to journalism and to the game of hockey.

Fay has covered the Capitals for the Times since the early 1980s.

This year’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend will take place Nov. 9-11.