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Video: ‘The Hockey Song’ artist Stompin’ Tom Connors passes away

Mar 6, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

Canadian singer Stompin’ Tom Connors, the man who wrote and performed The Hockey Song, passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday, a release on his website stated.

The release added that Connors died of natural causes at his house in Ontario.

One of his songs that captured the spirit of hockey fans in Canada and throughout the world was The Hockey Song. (Everyone sing along: “…and the best game you can name is the good old hockey game…”)

Connors performed the song at the 2008 NHL Awards in Toronto. He is survived by his wife Lena, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren, said the release.

  1. habsman - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Thanks Cam.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Mar 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Tom, you dear old friend…

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    On behalf of the few Americans who were familiar with this man, deepest condolences to our Canadian cousins and his loved ones in particular. One less hockey fan is a sad thing!

  4. jessejames182 - Mar 7, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Thanks Tom.

  5. bengalguy - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    “The puck goes in, the home team wins, at the good ol’ hockey game!”

  6. ravenscaps48 - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    One less hockey fan is a very sad thing. But. That being said. Does anyone else think that this was a poor effort to rival baseball’s “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”? Whenever this song comes on at the CAPS Games, I take it as my personal time to grab an adult beverage, use the toilet, or just walk around. Then come back when the song is over. I don’t know what it is, man song just drives me nuts

    • ravenscaps48 - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      All that said, may this man rest in peace and condolences to his family

  7. rodeoclowndc - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    It’s better than that Zamboni song.

    Sorry – I meant Zamboni Ice Resurfacing Machine™ song.

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