Hockey & Humour
Jim Ralph is best known for his comical impersonations of famous Canadian sportscasters, including Foster Hewitt, Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Bob Cole, Brian Williams and―of course―Don Cherry. A former professional hockey player, today Jim covers the Toronto Maple Leafs as colour commentator on their radio broadcasts, where his insightful observations and entertaining anecdotes keep fans informed and entertained. As an entertainer or emcee, Jim’s steady stream of one-liners makes him one of Canada’s most popular funnymen.
Jim began his broadcasting career co-hosting Rinkside, a weekly half-hour hockey show that aired on TSN. He has also been a reporter for Global Television’s Sportsline, and was co-host of Molson Leaf Hockey on the network as well.
Jim has presented at the Conn Smythe Celebrity Sport Dinner, presided at Wayne Gretzky’s star-studded slowpitch baseball tournament, appeared at the annual “Meet The Leafs” luncheon, and hosted the Hockey News award banquet, among countless other events.