Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
Nova Scotia Man Wins Hockey Night in Canada’s “Song Quest”
I’ll just quote the press release:
Gunning was announced as winner of this year’s Song Quest competition during yesterday’s broadcast of the 2014 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic® on CBC-TV. Gunning’s song, A Game Goin’ On, will be professionally produced by Juno Award winner Joel Plaskett and featured in a video montage for an opening sequence of a future HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast. Gunning will also travel to Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan to perform his song during the Stolen from a Hockey Card concert brought to you by Scotiabank on Jan. 16, 2014 as part of the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities.
Close to 1000 original compositions were submitted with representation from each Province and Territory and over 300,000 votes were cast throughout the competition. With the help of fans and Song Quest judges Sara Quin, Theo Fleury, Joel Plaskett, Chantal Kreviazuk and P.J. Stock, songs were narrowed down to the Top 50, then to the Top 10, and finally determining Gunning as the winner.
Honourable mentions go to The Puckhogs (@ThePuckhogs) for their song, For the Love of the Game and Francis Arsenault (@fdarsenault) for his song, Hockey Night Tonight, who came in second and third place respectively.