No. 5 wins Anthem Challenge
Canada, you have a new hockey anthem! Following an overwhelming response from Canadians coast-to-coast, Canadian Gold — composed by Colin Oberst — received the majority of votes in CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Anthem Challenge final round of voting, and is Canada's new official hockey song. Don Cherry made the historic announcement tonight on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, kicking off the first traditional Saturday night doubleheader of the 2008-09 season.
"It's been a phenomenal journey," said Scott Moore, Executive Director, CBC Sports. "We couldn't be more pleased with the amount of interest the country has shown in the Anthem Challenge. From the remarkable number of people who composed and submitted anthems, to all of the people who cast votes, Canadians really stepped up to the plate and demonstrated their passion for hockey and for Hockey Night in Canada.">> press release