Iconic Hockey Publication​ Sold

Manitoba PostSports

TORONTO, ON – A new group has purchased the iconic hockey publication The Hockey News from TVA Publications and has big plans for the future.

W. Graeme Roustan, Chairman, Owner and Publisher of Roustan Media, and a long time subscriber of The Hockey News, announced the acquisition of the iconic hockey publication from TVA Publications Inc., a subsidiary of TVA Group Inc., itself a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. and the future launch of “TheSportsNews.com”.

Founded in 1947, The Hockey News, often referred to as the “Hockey Bible”, has served its loyal readers with independent journalistic excellence for more than for 70 years. “As a Quebec-born entrepreneur, it is an honor and a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Remi Marcoux and Pierre Karl Peladeau, the previous successive owners of The Hockey News who are two of the greatest Quebec and Canadian entrepreneurs ever,” said Mr. Roustan.

Mr. Roustan, who has been named to The Hockey News’ Top 100 People of Power and Influence on multiple occasions, has been playing hockey since the age of three and is a passionate supporter of the game at all levels. In addition to having been the Chairman of Bauer, he has owned many community ice rinks and supplied refrigeration systems to the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators for their outdoor rinks. He’s also a Governor of the CWHL and the owner of the CHRISTIAN and TORSPO brands.

“I’m humbled by the responsibility that comes with being the steward of The Hockey News as it approaches its centennial. I can now proceed with the plans I developed years ago for the launch of TheSportsNews.com. Print and digital subscribers of The Hockey News will be rewarded for their loyalty with free future digital access to TheSportsNew.com once launched,” said Mr. Roustan.


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