| Dave Schreiber
| Radio play-by-play commentator
Born Dec. 5, 1944 (Windsor, Ont.)
Dave Schreiber, now in his 37th year on Ottawa radio, has been the Senators backup radio voice since the modern franchise’s inception in 1992, working alongside Gord Wilson whenever Dean Brown has a Senators television assignment.
For most of his time in Ottawa, Dave has been the radio voice of the OHL's Ottawa 67’s and is still able to call about 20 of their games on Team 1200, working around his Senators commitments.
Dave's first Ottawa 67’s broadcast in September 1974 was also hockey hall of famer Brian Kilrea's first game as head coach of the team.
Dave is proud to say that he rode Brian's coat-tails to five Memorial Cups, broadcasting four of them including the 1999 tourney right in Ottawa, where the 67’s beat Calgary 7-6 in overtime to win their second Memorial Cup.
Dave's first-ever play-by-play hockey broadcast was in March 1965 in Sydney N.S., where the Smiths Falls Bears were involved in the Eastern Canada Memorial Cup semifinal round-robin against the Quebec champion Lachine Maroons and Maritimes champion Sydney-Cape Breton Post Bombers. The Bears were the ODHA champs and Dave worked for CJET radio in Smiths Falls at that time.
Dave was also the radio voice of the now-defunct CFL Ottawa Rough Riders from 1992 to 1996 and radio voice of the now-defunct CFL Ottawa Renegades from 2002 to 2005.
A full time employee of CHUM Radio Ottawa since September 1974 through the end of 2009, Dave is now a semi-retired contract employee with CTV Globemedia, the current owners of CHUM Radio Ottawa.
He's lost count of how many hockey games he's called through the decades, but Dave loves what he does and feels privileged to be one of a small group of about 30 calling NHL games on radio.
Dave was also track announcer at Rideau Carleton Raceway from 1981 through 1995, and again from 2001 to 2002.
Harness racing got into Dave's blood to the point where he actually was part-owner of a couple of horses at one time. He's still a big horse racing fan today and someday soon hopes to attend a Kentucky Derby and a Little Brown Jug.
Dave has also broadcast boxing on radio, including the 1981 Canadian and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight between then-champion Trevor Berbick and challenger Conroy Nelson. The fight took place in Halifax and was broadcast back to Ottawa on 580 CFRA.
A native of Windsor, Ont., Dave is a grandfather with three married sons, Todd, Christopher and Ryan.
An avid golfer, Dave is still chasing his first ever hole-in-one. He also enjoys fishing and downhill skiing. A disc jockey during his early years in broadcasting, Dave loves music, especially blues, jazz and 50's and 60's rock and roll.