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
NHL hockey was Two nights a week wednesdays and saturdays but since the 1970's when the anti canadians took over CBC everything has changed no local news big cities only
and only in Ontario Quebec
roger russell, 2008-06-09 18:29:16
As for me I have not subscribed to TSN for almost 7 years for my own reasons, and don't miss it at all. Will I subscribe because they now have the HNIC theme song, not a chance.
A theme song doesn't make the game what it is. Things change and we move on, just look how the game itself has changed over the years. Did you stop watching because it changed? I don't think so.
We will all move on and still watch hockey even with the changes.
Phil, 2008-06-09 17:52:16
It will be different, odd, and dopwnright weird to see it on Wed. night TSN games - but in comes the Olympic Games, we will have adapted and history shows we will move on...
Doug Welsh, 2008-06-09 17:38:01