The objective of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize and honour the achievements of Oshawa individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in sports as well as those who have made a major contribution to the development of sport.
Located inside the Tribute Communities Centre, the Sports Hall of Fame plaques and citations are displayed on the main level walls. The 3600 square foot Museum housing artifacts, memorabilia and photographs is also located on this level at the west end behind Section 119. The new Museum location opened officially in the spring of 2008.
Year Inducted: 2018
Home Town: Oshawa
More about Paul Romanuk:
Oshawa native, sportscaster and writer Paul Bennett Romanuk, who is currently an NHL play-by-play announcer at Sportsnet will join the Sports Hall of Fame inductees.A graduate of G.L. Roberts CVI and Ryerson University, Paul worked on Oshawa Generals radio broadcasts part-time while at school from 1982 to 1984, and took over as the play-by-play voice of the team from 1984 to 1987, which included the 1987 Memorial Cup in Oshawa. He started working full-time for TSN from 1990 to 2001. During that time, he called, among other things, the world junior championship, Memorial Cup, men's and women's world championships, NBA and all NHL games on TSN after 1994.Paul was also the host of Baseball Tonight on TSN from 1990 until 1994 and was in the host's chair when the Blue Jays won their Back-to-Back World Series in 1992 and 1993.Most relevant to Oshawa, he called the 'Generals' Memorial Cup win in 1990. Since leaving TSN in 2001, Paul's career path has been incredibly varied, including stints as an interviewer at the TEAM Radio Network, host with Leafs TV, play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Raptors, a supervising editor at Sports Business International in the U.K. and play-by-play announcer at Eurosport, the top sports channel in Europe.Since the 2000 Sydney Games, Paul has been a play-by-lay announcer at six Olympics, calling hockey, basketball, triathlon and weightlifting. He's also a successful freelance writer, authoring more than 25 children's sports books since 1985, including the popular Hockey Superstars annual. Paul joined Sportsnet in 2014 and has since been the play-by-play commentator for national and regional coverage of the NHL in Canada.For his incredible career in sports journalism, Paul Romanuk is a wonderful addition to the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame.