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Colourful Don Cherry renews his contract with Hockey Night in Canada

TORONTO - Don Cherry has renewed his contract with Hockey Night in Canada through the 2011-2012 NHL season, CBC announced Saturday.

“We're delighted to announce that the venerable hockey icon Don Cherry has signed on for another season and will continue to provide hockey's liveliest and sometimes provocative commentary,”Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president of CBC English Services, said in a statement.

Terms of Cherry's contract were not disclosed.

“We join millions of fans in congratulating Don on his new contract and wishing him continued success as the declarative voice of CBC's definitive hockey broadcast,”said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.“Don's knowledge of the sport is exceeded only by his love for it and we are proud of his enduring connection with the game and the National Hockey League.''

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