Stompin' Tom Connors: The Hockey Song

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The Hockey Song

Hello out there. We're on the air
It's hockey night tonight
Tension goes, the whistle blows
and the puck goes down the ice
The goalie jumps, and the players bump
and the fans all go insane
Someone roars, "Bobby scores!" at the good old hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' hockey game

SECOND PERIOD. Where players dance with skates aflash
the hometeam trails behind
But they grab the puck and go bursting up
and they're down across the line
They storm the crease like bumble bees
They travel like a burning flame
We see them slide the puck inside
It's a one-one hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name
is the good ol' hockey game

THIRD PERIOD. Last game in the playoffs too
Oh, take me where the hockey players
face off down the rink
And the Stanley Cup is all filled up
for the champs who win the drink
Now the final flick of a hockey stick
and a one gigantic screen
The puck is in
the hometeam wins the good ol' hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game
Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game
Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game






songwriter: Stompin' Tom Connors

performed by: Stompin' Tom Connors

date released: 1973 by Stompin' Tom Connors

Canadian country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors died on March 6, 2013, at age 77. A few days earlier the musician penned a letter to fans that he wanted published after his death, his spokesman said. Here is a copy of the letter published on the singer's official website:

Hello friends,

I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin' Tom.

It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.

I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.

I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.

Sincerely,

Your Friend always,

Stompin' Tom Connors

I will remember Stompin'Tom with his iconic song about Canada's favourite sport. Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other to try to get a puck or a ball into the net of an opponent's team. When the puck goes in, players score a point for their team. Field hockey and ice hockey are the most popular forms of hockey.

Canada's favourite sport is ice hockey. The game is contested between two teams of skaters on a rink. Ice hockey sticks are long L-shaped sticks made of wood, graphite or composites with a blade at the bottom to help a player maneuver the puck. The line of the song, "Bobby scores", refers to Canadian hockey legend, Bobby Orr, who played for the Boston Bruins. You see him in the video with the black jersey with yellow and white logo looking very much like "a bumble bee." Bobby Orr was selected as one of the eight great Canadian flagbearers to carry the Olympic flag into B.C. Place for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010.

North American professional teams play in the National Hockey League, the NHL. Their goal is to win The Stanley Cup at the end of their season.












The Hockey Song

Hello out there. We're on the air
It's hockey night tonight
Tension goes, the whistle blows
and the puck goes down the ice
The goalie jumps, and the players bump
and the fans all go insane
Someone roars, "Bobby scores!" at the good old hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' hockey game

SECOND PERIOD. Where players dance with skates aflash
the hometeam trails behind
But they grab the puck and go bursting up
and they're down across the line
They storm the crease like bumble bees
They travel like a burning flame
We see them slide the puck inside
It's a one-one hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name
is the good ol' hockey game

THIRD PERIOD. Last game in the playoffs too
Oh, take me where the hockey players
face off down the rink
And the Stanley Cup is all filled up
for the champs who win the drink
Now the final flick of a hockey stick
and a one gigantic screen
The puck is in
the hometeam wins the good ol' hockey game

CHORUS: Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game
Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game
Oh! The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game






songwriter: Stompin' Tom Connors

performed by: Stompin' Tom Connors

date released: 1973 by Stompin' Tom Connors

Canadian country-folk legend Stompin' Tom Connors died on March 6, 2013, at age 77. A few days earlier the musician penned a letter to fans that he wanted published after his death, his spokesman said. Here is a copy of the letter published on the singer's official website:

Hello friends,

I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin' Tom.

It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.

I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.

I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.

Sincerely,

Your Friend always,

Stompin' Tom Connors

I will remember Stompin'Tom with his iconic song about Canada's favourite sport. Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other to try to get a puck or a ball into the net of an opponent's team. When the puck goes in, players score a point for their team. Field hockey and ice hockey are the most popular forms of hockey.

Canada's favourite sport is ice hockey. The game is contested between two teams of skaters on a rink. Ice hockey sticks are long L-shaped sticks made of wood, graphite or composites with a blade at the bottom to help a player maneuver the puck. The line of the song, "Bobby scores", refers to Canadian hockey legend, Bobby Orr, who played for the Boston Bruins. You see him in the video with the black jersey with yellow and white logo looking very much like "a bumble bee." Bobby Orr was selected as one of the eight great Canadian flagbearers to carry the Olympic flag into B.C. Place for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010.

North American professional teams play in the National Hockey League, the NHL. Their goal is to win The Stanley Cup at the end of their season.












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Quiz #: 3487
Stompin' Tom says: "The good old hockey game, is the best game you can name."
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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