Iconic, “The Hockey Song” To Be Inducted Into Canadian Hall Of Fame
If you have seen any hockey game at any level you are probably familiar with "The Hockey Song". The song by Stompin' Tom Connors is set to be honored this weekend.
According to the Toronto Sun, the song will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. It will be honored during a special ceremony that will take place in Toronto between the Maple Leafs and Jets.
I don't remember a single hockey game I have ever seen where this song isn't played. I've seen NHL, AHL, ECHL and College games and the song is usually played somewhere during the game.
It seems to be a great fit at a game when the zamboni is resurfacing the ice during one of the intermissions. I have also heard it played at the beginning and the end of games.
Unfortunately Tom Connors passed away in 2013 but his family will be on hand for the ceremony. A classic song for the game of hockey that has been around since the early 70's.
It became more popular as it was played at arenas around the U.S. and Canada starting back in the early 90's. It is now a song that is featured at every game right along with the national anthems.