Friday, January 18, 2013
Dave Goucher, the Boston Bruins radio play-by-play announcer, breaks down the team ahead Saturday's season opener.
Despite a lockout that nearly wiped out the second full season in less than a decade, the Boston Bruins are preparing to embark on a 48-game whirlwind schedule, beginning Saturday, January 19, against the New York Rangers. Milton resident Dave Goucher will be providing play-by-play commentary for all those games on 98.5 The Sports Hub. “I expect this team to compete for a Stanley Cup,” Goucher said of the healthy Bruins squad that is largely in tact from its 2011 championship season. There are some notable changes, namely the absence of goaltender Tim Thomas, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner and 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner. Tuukka Rask will handle goaltending responsibilities most of the season. Rask backed up Thomas the past two …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Milton resident Dave Goucher is preparing for his 13th season announcing Boston Bruins hockey after the NHL lockout cut the season short.
When Dave Goucher, the Boston Bruins radio play-by-play announcer, woke up on January 6 to 10 text messages, he only needed to read one to know that the overflow of notes were telling him he’d soon be back in the booth for his 13th season calling Bruins hockey games. An agreement in principle between the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association was reached early that morning while Goucher was asleep in his Milton home. The new collective bargaining agreement was ratified on January 12, ending the 119-day labor dispute and marking the beginning of a condensed schedule that starts Saturday, January 19 for the Bruins. Goucher, who calls games with former Bruin Bob Beers on 98.5 The Sports Hub, is employed by CBS Radio, but …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A group of homeless veterans were given free boots at an event that featured Boston Bruins players and the Dropkick Murphys.
Local celebrities and athletes gathered in Milton for a homeless veterans benefit event in late December. The event was organized by We Salute You Veterans Foundation, which provides various services to veterans. Vibram, which provides its high performance rubber soles to the U.S. Military, donated more than 60 pairs of boots to local homeless veterans. The Dropkick Murphys, comedian Lenny Clarke, Boston Bruin Milan Lucic and former Bruins Bob Sweeney and Lyndon Byers were all scheduled to attend the “We Salute You Veterans Holiday Benefit” at Heritage Hall, the home of Milton Legion Post 114. Learn more about We Salute You Veterans Foundation at wesaluteyouveterans.org.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Current and former Boston Bruins, musicians and comedians are expected to attend the “We Salute You Veterans Holiday Benefit” at Heritage Hall on Saturday.
Local celebrities and athletes will gather in Milton for a homeless veterans benefit event on Saturday, December 22. The Dropkick Murphys, comedian Lenny Clarke, Boston Bruin Milan Lucic and former Bruins Bob Sweeney and Lyndon Byers are all scheduled to attend the “We Salute You Veterans Holiday Benefit” at Heritage Hall, the home of Milton Legion Post 114, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Vibram, which provides its high performance rubber soles to the U.S. Military, will donate more than 50 pairs of boots to local homeless veterans. The event is organized by We Salute You Veterans Foundation, which provides various services to veterans. Those who want to donate to the foundation can bring hats, gloves, gift cards, boots sized 9-11, …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara visited Cunningham Elementary School for Cradles to Crayons.
The students at Cunningham Elementary received a special reward for collecting the most pajamas in the state for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive for Cradles to Crayons. Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara visited the school on Monday, February 27, as their reward for collecting 1,280 pairs of pajamas for less fortunate children in Massachusetts. Students sang and chanted for the Bruins Captain. The greatest applause of the day was when Cunningham Principal Dr. Karen Spaulding announced the students would receive a hockey puck autographed by Chara.
Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara appeared at Cunningham Elementary School on Monday after the students collected 1,280 pajamas for Cradles to Crayons last year.
The students at Cunningham Elementary School made a big contribution to a local charity and were rewarded with a visit from one of the biggest stars in Boston sports. On February 27, Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara visited Cunningham as part of the team’s partnership with Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides basic items to children between newborn and age 12. For the past three or four years, Cunningham has participated in the Boston Bruins PJ Drive. Last year, they collected the most pajamas across the state, earning them a visit from the 6-foot-9 defenseman. Patty Andresino, the teacher who organized the drive and introduced Chara on Monday, explained the students got creative and worked hard to collect the most pajamas …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Boston Bruins return to the ice tonight after winning the Stanley Cup. What are your expectations for this season?
Outside of the red and white of the Milton High Wildcats and the blue and yellow of the Fontbonne Academy Ducks, the hometown hockey program in Milton is arguably the Boston Bruins. After an historic run to hoist the franchise's sixth Stanley Cup last season, the Bruins are looking forward to another deep run in the playoffs. As the Bruins raise their championship banner tonight at the TD Garden before their season-opener against the Philadelphia Flyers, fans are considering their expectations.
Friday, July 8, 2011
This week in About Town we cover a Milton Academy student being drafted by the Boston Bruins, Milton contributing to the Bruins Foundation Beard-a-Thon and an update on the MWRA Construction.
Bruins Draft Milton Academy's O'Gara Milton Academy student Rob O’Gara was selected 151st in the fifth round of the NHL entry draft by the Boston Bruins. O’Gara helped the Milton Academy hockey team win the NEPSAC Championship this past winter. “It’s a surreal experience and I still feel like I’m on cloud nine,” said O’Gara via a press release from the school. “It’s such an honor to be chosen and see all the hard work come to fruition.” O’Gara returns to Milton Academy in the fall as a senior and will attend Yale University the following year. He is attending the Bruins' development camp from July 6 to 12. Milton’s Growth Leaders in Bruins Beard-a-Thon The Boston Bruins Foundation is sponsoring a “Beard-a-Thon” pledge-based fundraiser for …