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Video- The Bruce Oake Story

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Sportscaster Scott Oake recalls the tragic story of how his son Bruce lost his life to drug addiction and what the Oake family is doing to honour his son's life in Winnipeg.


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The Oake Family Driven To Make A Late Family Member’s Life Meaningful

from Randy Turner of the Winnipeg Free Press,

As a boy, Bruce Oake was a precocious kid. He was outgoing, friendly and impulsive.

"He spoke baby gibberish for a long while, and one day he just started talking," says his father, Scott Oake. "And he never shut up, ever after."

As a teenager, Bruce was a prankster. He and his brother, Darcy Oake, would play a game where they’d walk down the street holding hands to see who would let go first.

"If it wasn’t fun, he wasn’t interested in it," says Bruce’s friend Bret Olson. "He never wanted the day to end and couldn’t wait for it to get started again. That’s what stands out for me: just that tireless, ‘What are we doing next?’"

As a young man, Bruce had a booming voice. He craved to be around people. He was charismatic, persuasive and fearless.

"He had this way of connecting with people so easily," his brother says. "It was effortless. It was infectious."

At the age of 25, Bruce, by then a heroin addict, died alone on the floor of a washroom stall.

It’s not an easy story for his father, a longtime fixture on Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts, and his brother, a world-famous illusionist, to tell. But they tell it unflinchingly, if only because they learned the hardest way possible drug addiction doesn’t discriminate and that there are thousands of other family members out there experiencing the same agony.


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Video- Scott Oake At Home

via Hometown Hockey,

For the last two decades, Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake has been broadcast in to our living rooms from rinks around North America and the world, this weekend he returns home to Winnipeg and shows us around his home town.  (Scott Morrison)

A suggested watch.


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Elliotte Friedman And Scott Oake Join Rogers Broadcast Team

from a press release at Sportsnet,

Rogers today announced the two newest members of its NHL broadcast team,  who will be part of delivering NHL national coverage across all Rogers properties, as well as Hockey Night in Canada, starting this fall. Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake will be joining the NHL broadcast team at Rogers, as announced today on Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 360.

Friedman, continuing in his role as an insider and reporter, makes his Sportsnet TV debut on July 1 during Signing Season, a special seven-hour NHL Free Agency special starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on Sportsnet 360.

Scott Oake will continue to appear on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday, as well as across NHL national broadcasts on Rogers as a reporter, starting this fall.


added 6:06pm, Both gentlemen talk about the news, watch below...

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Video- The Lockout Is Now Real

Scott Oake of CBC and Hockey Night in Canada with his opinion of the lockout.


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Addiction Has No Boundaries

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

Known to millions as the host of Hockey Night in Canada, Scott Oake has been keeping something quiet for more than a year now: the loss of his eldest son Bruce to a fatal spiral of addiction.

Thirteen months ago, Bruce died in Calgary of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 25. After a brief leave to grieve, the CBC sportscaster returned to the broadcast booth to complete the 2011 playoffs and 2011-12 regular season. But the pain remains.
Scott Oake with his wife Anne and youngest son Darcy, an acclaimed illusionist, who is performing a charity magic show at Manitoba Theatre Centre June 14 and 15 in support of addiction.

“That’s the one thing we learned,” Scott says, recounting the tragedy from the living room of his Winnipeg home, accompanied by wife Anne and their youngest son Darcy. “That addiction knows no socioeconomic boundaries. We’re just an average family.”

Bruce Oake was one of more than 36,000 people who died of a drug overdose in North America in 2011.


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Video- Scott Oake Of HNIC With The Save

A close call for Kevin Weekes as he almost had a run-in with a Zamboni.

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