June 16, 2012

From NEHJ: Hangin' Out With ... Tommy Cross

What was playing in your first pro game like?

“It was pretty special. To put on a Providence Bruins sweater was pretty weird after so many years in (Boston College’s) maroon and gold.”

Who’s the toughest goalie you’ve ever faced?

“I think (BC teammate) Parker Milner.”

If hockey ceased to exist, what line of work would you get into?

“I definitely want to stay involved in athletics, whether it’s in a university’s athletic department or even at the pro level in some sort of management position.”

What kind of car do you drive?

“I drive a Jeep.”

Do you have any superstitions?

“I get dressed the same way, tape my sticks at the same time and stuff like that.”

What was the worst course you had to take in school?

“Probably American Foreign Policy.”

If forced to do karaoke, what song would you pick?

“‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

“Chuck Norris’ character (Cordell Walker) on ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’”

If you could sum up Jerry York in one word, what would it be?


If you had to pick one thing, what will you miss most about BC?

“I’ll miss my teammates.”


Movie: “Rudy”

TV show: “SportsCenter”

Band/artist: Bruce Springsteen

Book: “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell

Magazine: Sports Illustrated

Road city: Chicago

NHL player growing up: Nick Lidstrom

Restaurant: Giacomo’s

Hobby/activity: Golf

Store:  Lululemon


“The Office” or “Mad Men”: “The Office”

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Starbucks

“Star Wars” or “Star Trek”: “Star Wars”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Letterman

Day games or night games: Night


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Bauer

Stick: Bauer

Helmet: Bauer

This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Jesse Connolly is the Bruins beat writer for New England Hockey Journal and is the
editor of hockeyjournal.com

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ 

Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com