Attention Musicians: Hockey Night in Canada Needs a New Hockey Song

This Bruins-Hawks series is hella good, no?  Then maybe you should harnass this excitment to write a new hockey song for Hockey Night in Canada.  I quote:

June 19, 2013 – CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is looking for an arena-sized song that will excite hockey fans from coast to coast and get the nation’s heart pounding. Alongside, the call is out to Canadian songwriters to come up with the next great Canadian hockey song for this year’s edition of SONG QUEST.

Interested parties can submit their songs beginning on October 2, 2013; the competition will be open to the public in an online vote at The winning song will be professionally produced, and cut into a video montage for an opening sequence of a HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast. The winner of the competition will also travel to Lloydminster, AB/SK to perform their song at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada concert as part of the 2013-2014 season. For more information and updates on the contest, please go to

Who knows?  Maybe you’ll end up as legendary as Dolores Clayman

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Attention Musicians: Hockey Night in Canada Needs a New Hockey Song

  • June 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I will never understand why hockey fans didn't fight back to keep the old theme, but that being said, the obvious thing to do, is not to come up with a new song, but to use the much loved song by the late Stompin' Tom Connors, "The Hockey Song". What Canadian hockey fan doesn't love that song. And what a nice tribute to a true Canadian soul.

  • June 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Seriously, you need to lay off the acid!


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