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Iconic NHL announcer Bob Cole passes away aged 90


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Tom Banks
April 25, 2024  (1:24 PM)
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Iconic announcer Bob Cole.
Photo credit: CBC

After an incredible NHL career spanning over 50 years, iconic play-by-play announcer Bob Cole tragically passed away on Thursday.

Hockey is a sport steeped in history, with so many iconic moments and names throughout history that play a part in the identity of many countries, but there are few names more iconic than Bob Cole. On Thursday, it was officially announced that at 90-years of age, Bob Cole has tragically passed.
Bob Cole, the play-by-play voice of countless NHL games, dies at 90

From iconic Original Six matchups to one of the greatest series in hockey history with the Summit Series way back in 1972. Cole called games for over five decades for CBC, and for many throughout the years, he was the voice of hockey, and will always be remembered for as long as the game is played.
Calgary's Brendan Parker clearly outlines what Cole meant to generations in his latest post.
The soundtrack to Hockey Night for so many Canadians, myself included.

A one of a kind voice. RIP Bob Cole.

We send our thoughts to the family and loves one of Cole.
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