Fred Cusick (1918 – 2009)
OK, everybody. Stop dying. Now.
Fred Cusick, voice of the Bruins — dead from cancer, age 90. When I was a mere cubicle, me and Pa Bureau gathered around the set and watched hockey. And Fred was there with us. For those behind the Chowdah Curtain, he was hockey’s version of Walter Cronkite — no joke.
I learned a while back that a paralegal (since departed to greener pastures) was from New Hampshaah. He had a Bruins tattoo on his arm. So I played a little word association. I said, “Fred Cusick.” And he said instantaneously — “SCORE!!” (Examples in Youtube clip below.) Everybody in New England would have that come to mind just as quickly.