There are only five songs left in the search for the next Hockey Night in Canada theme song. John and I were going through them the other day and I believe we both have the same favourite. The semifinalists have all had their entries beefed up by producer Bob Rock but you can still view some of the original entries.
Anthem #1 is called “Ice Warriors” and was composed by Gerry Mosby from Toronto.
Anthem #2 is called “Sticks to the Ice” and was composed by Robert Fraser Burke – a thirteen year old from Toronto. This is his original submission but you can check out the Bob Rock-ified version here.
Anthem #3 is called “The Eleventh Hour” and was written by Graham McRae who is a Surrey school teacher (from Richmond).
Anthem #4 is called “Let the Game Begin” and is by Christian St-Roch and Jimmy Tanaka from Chateauguay and Verdun, Quebec.
Anthem #5 is “Canadian Gold” by another elementary school teacher, Colin Oberst, from Beaumont, Alberta.
Although semifinal voting ended last night, once the two finalists are revealed on October 9th you can vote up until the winner is announced on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, October 11th.
“The winner will receive “$100,000(CDN), and half of the royalties for public performance of the Theme will be paid to the Songwriter(s), and half will be donated by CBC to minor league hockey.”
I’d love to hear what you think, which one do you want to be our next hockey anthem?
Update October 11th: “Canadian Gold” by Colin Oberst is the winner!