From more than a thousand entries, a band from Sudbury has made it to the top-10 in the last stage of the Hockey Night in Canada CBC Music Songquest.

Sudbury’s The Puckhogs is in the running for what could be the next ultimate hockey song.

Singer-songwriters Sean Barrette, Brent Wohlberg and Chris LeBlanc came together to form The
Puckhogs and create the song “For the Love of the Game.”

“It’s pretty surreal … we went into this thinking we’re going to do the best we can,” Sean Barrette told CBC Sudbury Morning North host Markus Schwabe in an interview this week.

When the trio found out they made it to the top-10, “there was a lot of woo-hooing going on.”

The winner of the contest will record a studio version of their song with Canadian rocker Joel Plaskett. Then, their track will air in a prime-time montage at the beginning of a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast.

The “experience has been humbling,” Barrette said. “We can put [the song] out there, but from there it’s been out of our hands.”

People can listen to and vote for their favourite songs online at

To hear the full Morning North interview with Sean Barrette, click here.