You have until Nov. 20 to submit Canada's next great hockey song! Do it here! It’s still anybody’s game!
For three weeks, you've been hitting us with your best shot. Hundreds of you have submitted your hockey songs. Some of them hit hard — like a stick to the face. Others are more relaxed, like a shot on an empty net.
We've collected some of the songs generating a lot of buzz online already. Some tell stories about former NHL players. Others are arena-sized sing-alongs. Which approach is best? It’ll be up to you! Official voting begins Nov. 23.
Make sure you hit play, and give a "thumbs-up" to your favourites, to help give them a head start.
Eighteen-year-old Meg Rose Smith of Kirkland, Que., knows how to break the ice. She sings about dropping the gloves, breaking away and meeting that special someone in the stands.
Remember that Tragically Hip song, “Fifty Mission Cap”? It tells the story of former Maple Leafs defenceman Bill Barilko. Now, Toronto band Enter the Haggis has written something of a sequel: a tune about the long drought since the Leafs last won the cup ("46 years, not that we’re counting").
Jon Abrams is, in his own words, an average men’s league hockey player, a supportive hockey and figure-skating dad and an occasional songwriter. A few months ago he released his first EP, which included this hockey song, “For the Love of the Game.”
He was born in England, and he sings backup for the classic '80s band Tears for Fears (yes, they’re still around). But Michael Wainwright is a proud Ontario boy, and he’s no slouch when it comes to writing stadium stompers. Check this one out — it’s got plenty of "whoas" and "heys" to go around!
Playoff beards, Gordie Howe and the Quebec Nordiques. Calgary’s the Dudes get nostalgic with this gem.
Part hockey anthem, part comedy sketch, Captain Tractor is an energetic blend of folk, pop, Celtic and punk. They’re also unafraid to dream of women in the NHL, or to cheer on a good hockey fight.
She’s had a number one song in Korea, and two singles in the Canadian top five. Langley, B.C.’s Marika Siewert — better known as Marika — proves she’s unstoppable with this rink-side rocker.
Looking to feel inspired? Check out this track from Toronto’s Classick. A song about unwavering determination and belief in yourself!
At the age of 21, Harvey “Busher” Jackson led the NHL in scoring. He was the youngest scoring champion in NHL history, a title he held for 50 years until a kid named Wayne Gretzky came along. Jackson was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. Now, Kingston band ToneKats immortalize him in song.
What’s a hockey song competition without some young blood? Here, the Toronto Children’s Concert Choir prove they've got game, with soaring vocals and tons of national pride.
New hockey songs are being added every day, so keep checking back for more great tunes. And get ready to vote for your faves on Nov. 23!
Have you written Canada's next great hockey song? Know a musician who has? Submit it here for the chance to hear it on Hockey Night in Canada!
on Oct 25, 2013