"The good old hockey game, it's the best game you can name." When it comes to hockey songs, the one and only Stompin' Tom is the undisputed champ.
But there are lots of other excellent songs about hockey out there (CBC Music just listed their 20 Greatest). And there's always room for one more great hockey tune. That's where Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest, a new contest from CBC Music and Hockey Night, comes in.
For all you songwriters out there, this is your chance to put your stick on the ice and play. Here's what they're looking for: "pop or rock songs that celebrate what hockey is about — teamwork, commitment, hard work and going for the goal!" If you're looking for inspiration, try pumping up some Don't Stop Believin' by Journey or BTO's Takin' Care of Business.
The winner gets studio time to record a version of his or her song with Joel Plaskett. That recording will then be featured in a primetime montage on Hockey Night. And to top it all off, CBC Music and Hockey Night will fly the winner to Lloydminster, Alberta to perform live at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada concert, and the tune may get spins on CBC Radio One, Radio Two and Radio Three.
So get writing: entries can be submitted from today, voting starts November 23 and the whole thing wraps up on January 1st, 2014. For all the details and to submit your song, head to CBCMusic.ca/SongQuest