Remembering Fred Cusick: The Legendary Voice of the Boston Bruins

August 9th, 2010 by Joe Gill Leave a reply »
From Boston Sports Then And Now Staff Writer: Jon Fucile

The Bruins are not defined only by the legends who have laced up the skates or the men behind the bench commanding the boys in black and gold.

There are others, some using only their exuberant voices, who helped make iconic moments in Boston Bruins history.

One of those men, perhaps the greatest, is the late Fred Cusick. Cusick was the signature voice of the Bruins for over 40 years before retiring in 1997.

But Cusick was more than just the voice of the Bruins. He was not simply a man trying to earn a paycheck announcing games. He loved hockey, and he loved the Bruins, a love so deep that you could hear it in his voice during every call.

Cusick’s classic “Scooore!” after a Bruins goal is just as popular in Bruins' lore as the legendary players themselves, a call that has often been imitated but never adequately duplicated.

He called games with the enthusiasm of a child running down the stairs on Christmas morning, whether it was the seventh game of the regular season or the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final.


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