Every week I like to give up a little Hockey Chump blog space to a worthwhile musician or song that has to do with hockey. This week’s space is going out to good ol’ Stompin’ Tom Connors.
Most Americans are probably saying to themselves, “Who the hockey puck is Stompin’ Tom Connors?”
Canadians, though, I’m sure are nodding their heads in agreement.
Connors happens to be one of Canada’s most popular and well-known folk singers. He’s had a wide range of hits throughout his career and I could start listing them but then this would turn in to a blog about music and not about hockey. So, let’s get down to the connection between the sport and his music.
There’s a song aptly named the “Hockey Song” that probably nine Canadians out of 10 know all the lyrics to, though, most people in the world have never heard it. Connors wrote it in 1973, but it didn’t get popular until the 90’s when the Senators started playing it at their games. In 2008, Connors re-released the song as the “updated” version. It’s poetic. Inspiring. More importantly, it’s about hockey.
Below is a slightly amusing, amateur video put together to his song.
It’s my new song of the moment and this blog’s song of the week.
Sing. Dance. Play hockey!