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Stompin' Tom's "The Hockey Song" Being Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Stompin’ Tom Connors' iconic anthem "The Hockey Song" will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Saturday afternoon and again during Hockey Night in Canada.

Released in 1973, the beloved song is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a staple tune played throughout Canadian and American NHL arenas, and at every Toronto Maple Leafs home game.

On Saturday afternoon, a short ceremony will be held at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) to present a Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame plaque to Tom Connors Jr., son of late Stompin’ Tom Connors, before a performance of "The Hockey Song" by award-winning Canadian country artist Tim Hick.

During tomorrow night's game between the Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets on Hockey Night in Canada, Connors Jr. and Tom Sr.’s widow, Lena, will receive a special gift before a live performance of "The Hockey Song" by Hicks.

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.