Roger Lajoie started his career as sports broadcaster. writer and marketer on February 1, 1980 as a sports writer at the Etobicoke Gazette newspaper. In the 38 years since then he has covered 236 major sporting events as either a writer or broadcaster, including 15 World Series, 13 Super Bowls, 12 Final Fours, 12 Stanley Cup Finals, 9 NBA Finals, 19 Memorial Cups and many other major sporting events, including the NHL Draft (16), Rogers Cup (20), Toronto Indy (12) and numerous other championship events from a wide variety of sports.
His career has included working for Sportsnet, United Press International, Thomson Reuters, Toronto Sun, TSN, Toronto Star, Oshawa This Week, Oshawa Times, Durham Post, the Miami Herald and several other sports media groups. In his career in sports administration he's worked for the Canadian Hockey League, the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, the Oshawa Generals, the Toronto Marlboros, the Toronto RoadRunners, the Ottawa Senators and now the Belleville Senators.
He is the author of three books - "The Goal Of My Life" with hockey great Paul Henderson, "The Road to Hockeytown" with hockey manager Jimmy Devellano, and "Greatest. Day. Ever." He has several more books on the way to be published later this year.
Roger has broadcast 1,250 junior and pro hockey games for several different teams and media, has hosted more than 3,300 shows on Sportsnet 590 The Fan and has been an Official Scorer since 1979, including being employed by Major League Baseball the last 5 years as one of the scorers for the Toronto Blue Jays. Including his 35 years with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty Baseball League, he has scored more than 860 games.
He is currently the Vice President of the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League, the top farm club of the Ottawa Senators, and is looking forward to helping make it a model franchise in the AHL. The team plays its games at the beautifully remodeled Yardmen Arena in Belleville www.bellevillesens.com.
Since 2008 he has been an teacher at the College of Sports Media in Toronto, the only private sports broadcasting school in Canada, and in 2015 started teaching at Ryerson University in the Sport Media program. He also works as a Consultant and Life Coach for several organizations and individuals.
In his long career Roger has been an Author, Teacher, Reporter, Editor, Broadcaster, Announcer, Hockey executive and Official Scorer. Since 1989 he has operated Triumph Sports Communications and lives his motto "My vocation is my vacation!"
Friday, March 2 - 7-8, 10:30-12, hosting Sportsnet Tonight
Sunday, March 4 - 8:30 pm - midnight, hosting Sportsnet Tonight
Sunday, March 11 - 5-8 pm, hosting Sportsnet Tonight
Sunday, March 18 - 5-8 pm, hosting Sportsnet Tonight
As of March 1, 2018 Roger has hosted 3,315 shows on Sportsnet 590 The Fan
The Rog's broadcasting schedule on Sportsnet 590 The Fan
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