Hockey Night in Canada. Even the name conjures up remembrances of lively Saturday nights in front of the television set and special routines, including the Saturday night bath. Hockey Night in Canada has been a national institution since the first coast to coast coverage of a hockey game on the radio in 1933. In 1952 Foster Hewitt's familiar "Hello, Canada!" ushered hockey fans into the era of television. Over the years many more people, including former NHL players and coaches as game analysts, have made Hockey Night in Canada consistently the highest-rated spot on Canadian television. What did the Hockey Night Canada mean to them? This program delves into the history of the program and talks to some of the people who made Hockey Night in Canada what it is today.