Pierre Houde is a Canadian play-by-play sports announcer for RDS. He has announced broadcasts of Montreal Canadiens games since the 2002-03 Montreal Canadiens season. He was partnered with Yvon Pedneault as a color commentator until the end of the 2007-08 Montreal Canadiens season. His new partner is former Canadiens player Benoit Brunet. Houde also broadcasts Formula One Races at the same station along with Bertrand Houle.
Houde's goal call is "Le tir, ET LE BUT!" (A shot, AND A GOAL!) after every Canadiens goal, though depending on the moment he stretches "but" out for ten seconds ("Le tir, ET LE BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!!!"). Other calls are "Eh bien, ma parole!" which he often uses when unbelievable situations occur and "Les rouges s'éteignent... ET ON ROULE !!!" at the start of a Formula One Grand Prix.
Houde has acquired a fairly large following among the Canadiens' anglophone fans, many of whom watch his telecasts rather than those on Hockey Night in Canada.
He was married to Sylvie Allard since 1992.
- RDS biography of Pierre Houde (French)
- "Three little words break linguistic ice", Montreal Gazette, April 17, 2008.
- "Too little, too late for Toronto Broadcasting Corp.", Montreal Gazette, April 9, 2009.
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