A native of Pawtucket, Goucher is a 1993 graduate of Boston University, where he also began his broadcast career, calling two years of Terrier hockey and football for the BU radio station. He spent five years as voice of the Providence Bruins of the AHL, including the team’s 1999 Calder Cup Championship run. He became the Boston Bruins radio voice on WBZ radio in 2000, replacing Bob Neumeier. Goucher has been named New England’s top radio play-by-play announcer by the Associated Press three times (2003, 2006, & 2007) and won the AP “Best Sportscast” award in 2006. He’s done work for NHL Radio in the past, doing the “Game of the Week” for Westwood One.
His no-nonsense, understated style stands in sharp contrast to the TV stylings of Jack Edwards, and his chemistry with analyst Bob Beers is about as good as it gets. This spring he’s done frequent appearances on WBZ-FM to talk about the team, and did an interview with Chad Finn last month as well.