TORONTO - The CBC received nearly 15,000 submissions in its quest to find a new theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada."
A total of 14,685 entries were submitted to the broadcaster's Anthem Challenge contest prior to the Aug. 31 deadline, CBC said Wednesday.
The network is holding the Canada-wide search after the rights to the iconic jingle that opened its weekly hockey broadcast for some 40 years were snapped up by CTV in June.
Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Full story: Nearly 15,000 submissions for Hockey Night in Canada theme contest
I can't wait to be drawn to the TV by the opening 4 bars of this magical part of our Canadian heritage, only to find a game between two american teams no one really cares about.
Steve, 2008-06-10 08:51:41
The HNIC theme associated with Maggie the Monkey, Gord "boring" Miller and Pierre "loudmouth know-it-all" McGuire.
What's this world come to?
Maybe my kids will get used to it but I wont.
kal cole, 2008-06-09 21:47:26