Tony Gallagher is the Vancouver Province sports columnist focusing primarily on hockey, basketball, tennis and of late, UBC sports and its related issues.Having covered 24 Stanley Cup finals including all three Vancouver Canuck trips to the finals beginning in 1982, Gallagher is a former vice-president of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is also a staple on the TEAM 1040 radio station where he does the Canucks pre-game show with Barry MacDonald.
Like so many outstanding journalists throughout UBCs history, Gallagher was recruited out of school while working for the Ubyssey and began writing about hockey when assigned the junior beat when the New Westminster Bruins moved from Estevan, Sask., in 1972. He moved on to work on the Vancouver Blazers of the WHA before taking over the Canucks as beat writer in ’77. He was promoted to general columnist and attended Super Bowls, NBA finals and major boxing events as well before leaving the paper to do his own radio show called ‘Gallagher on sport’ on the Rogers’ Satellite Radio network in ’89 while continuing to write a weekly column for the paper. He returned full time to the Province and the Province.com as NHL and NBA columnist but now does all sports.
Vancouver born and raised, Gallagher graduated from UBC with a political science and economics degree and was inducted into the Vancouver College high school ‘Hall of Honor’ in 2013. Married, he and Susan, his wife of 35 plus years, have three sons.
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