Ralph Mellanby Death – Obituary, Ralph Mellanby Has Died
Canadian Broadcast Icon Ralph Mellanby has passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, the 29th of January 2022.
The great hockey broadcast icon, Ralph Mellanby, breathed his last on Saturday at age 87, according to reports from a genuine source.
In July 2010 Hockey Night in Canada, Ralph was spotted at the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner. He was also the executive producer for a golden age of televised hockey. The deceased also won numerous award which included five Emmys for Olympic Games coverage, 1980’s Miracle On Ice, and lots more.
Ralph was a baseball prospect who suddenly became a part-time prop boy at CKLW in Windsor, later becoming a cameraman and floor director. His demise was made known also on HNIC’s most ambitious annual broadcasts, the celebratory Hockey Day In Canada.
In 1966, HNIC offered the first executive producer’s job to Mellanby because of his innovative skills. He later pressed for state-of-the art-technology, and became larger than life. Mellanby in his book recounted the game at the Forum when one of Cherry’s Boston Bruins badly lost a fight to a Canadien.
He was later hired for his first Olympic hockey broadcasts, and to run the entire 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, and also to supervise Canadian Open golf and tennis, Major League Baseball and also elected as vice-president of MacLaren Advertising from 1969 to 1977.
He is succeeded by former NHLer son Scott and daughter Laura. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family. We extend sincere condolences and thought to all his family, friends and loved ones, we ask that God grants them the fortitude to bear the sad loss.
Ralph Mellanby, hockey broadcast icon, dead at 87 https://t.co/wA9TxK1WSZ
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) January 29, 2022