ProSpeakers.com Canada Virtual Speakers Bureau represents Harnarayan Singh. Singh is known as the host of Hockey Night in Punjabi and has recently released a memoir that explores his childhood and the challenges that have helped shaped his career, titled One Game at a Time: My Journey from Small-Town Alberta to Hockey’s Biggest Stage.
His new book goes more into depth on what it took for him to go from small town Alberta to fulfilling his dream as a hockey commentator. Throughout the book, he says he tries to keep things positive and promote that message of hope.
Students at a secondar school in Edmonton had the opportunity on Oct 9 to listen to Harnarayan Singh. Singh covered topics ranging from life inside the NHL Bubble in Edmonton, to starting his career and growing HNIP, to racism he experienced growing up.
“It’s important to give a message of hope and inspiration,” said Singh.
“I know it’s sometimes not easy for certain people and I really want to be there to provide that inspiration, that if I can make it anyone can achieve their goals and dreams.”
Singh describes himself as an avid hockey fan growing up, wearing jerseys to school everyday. Singh says he quickly became known as a “hockey-obsessed nut,” helping him forge friendships during his school days.
His passion for the game pushed him to pursue a career in the sport, deciding he wanted to be a hockey commentator from a young age.
“People would laugh at me,” said Singh.
“They’d then ask what I really wanted to be and it would bother me inside.
“As I got older, more people would say, ‘Well, you can’t be a hockey commentator, there’s nobody that looks like you on TV.’”
Now, Singh has been on TV for almost 15 years with HNIP and has covered the NHL across multiple platforms.