The End of Hockey's Theme Song?

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJune 6, 2008

Yesterday, shocking news for Canadian hockey fans came out.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) announced that the theme song of the very popular TV show named ''Hockey Night in Canada'' will be changed for a new one at the start of the next season.

The song composed in 1968 by Dolores Claman is one of the most known theme songs in Canada, and the majority of Canadians that tune in each and every Saturday evening think that the news of its retirement is a bad idea.

Some people like me have known and appreciated the theme song for their entire lives. The song has been used for the last 40 years and every time the CBC used it, Mme Claman was receiving $500 in royalties.

The idea of not hearing it anymore is really sad. Many of us associate ice hockey with this tune while we anticipate and prepare for action from the first few notes on.

Many hockey fans are deceived and angry about the decision. Some of them have said that they will not tune in anymore in protest. A petition could also circulate to try to convince the CBC to change their mind.