The chorus can send shivers down the spine of any Canadian, even in the middle of the winter. "The Hockey Song", by Stompin' Tom Connors, is as Canadian as Hockey Night In Canada or a steaming cup of Timmies.

"The good old hockey game, is the best game you can name," the song's famous chorus goes. (See full lyrics below.)

Connors passed away at the age of 77 from natural causes.

In the message posted on his website, Connors says Canada kept him "inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.''

Connors had other popular songs, including "Sudbury Saturday Night."

"The Hockey Song" first appeared in Connors' 1973 album, but only the 1990s did it become popular. We've compiled some of his hits, including an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show when the U.S. TV host visited Toronto. The performance got the crowd on its feet as Connors sang and stomped his way through the tune.

See the lyrics of the song below the slideshow

Loading Slideshow...
  • Stompin Tom Hockey Song live 2004 or 06?

    Stompin Tom playing "The Hockey Song" for some t-vision show H

  • Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Song 2010

    Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Song 2010

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - The Hockey Song

    Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins footage from Maple Leaf Gardens, with brief shots of Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe. Featured in 1973's "Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors", with live performance filmed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - RIP - Hockey Song

    ompin Tom Conners has passed away today March 6/2013 .. His songs will go on STOMPIN TOM CONNERS STOMPIN TOM CONNERS STOMPIN TOM CONNERS

  • Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors

    Horseshoe Tavern 1973 He is known for many classic hits, including "Bud The Spud" "Ben In The Pen" "Margo's Cargo" "Sudbury Saturday Night" "The Hockey Song" "Luke's Guitar" "The Ketchup Song" and many more! Stompin' Tom combines the sound of traditional country western music, with Canadian folk music. A very unique blend! His influences include: Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Sudbury Saturday Night (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - Sudbury Saturday Night Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Bud The Spud (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - Bud The Spud Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin Tom - Luke's Guitar (Live)

    Stompin Tom, Canadian Legend

  • Stompin' Tom Connors, "Gumboot Cloggeroo"

    Stompin' Tom Connors, "Gumboot Cloggeroo"

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - The Ketchup Song (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - The Ketchup Song Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Merry Christmas Everybody

    Off The Album: Merry Christmas Everybody As Requested. -1970-

Lyrics of The Hockey Song:

Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight.
Tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars, "Bobby Scores!" at the good old Hockey Game.

Oh, the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good old hockey game.

Second period.

Where players dash, with skates aflash, the home team trails behind.
But they grab the puck, and go bursting up, and they're down across the line.
They storm the crease, like bumble bees, they travel like a burning flame.
We see them slide, the puck inside, it's a 1-1 hockey game.

(Chorus)

Third Period. Last game of the playoff too.

Oh take me where, the hockey players, face off down the rink.
And the Stanley Cup, is all filled up, for the champs who win the drink.
Now the final flick, of a hockey stick, and the one gigantic scream.
"The puck is in! The home team wins!", the good old hockey game.

(Chorus)

Loading Slideshow...

Quick Poll

What's your favourite Stompin' Tom Connors song

VOTE