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Stompin' Tom Connors of 'The Hockey Song' fame dies at 77

March 06, 2013|By Helene Elliott

If you’ve ever been to a hockey game in Canada, or watched a game being televised from the Great White North, you know Stompin’ Tom Connors and his work.

Connors who penned and sang “The Hockey Song,” played at just about every hockey game or tournament. If its lyrics weren’t exactly profound, it was somehow charming and uniquely Canadian and a part of the hockey experience.

Connors, a well-known and respected country and folk singer in Canada, died Wednesday of natural causes at age 77, according to various sources that cited a release that had been posted by his family on his official website, www.stompintom.com.

Connors leaves his wife, four children, several grandchildren and 61 recorded albums, including 10 that have not yet been released, the statement on his website said.

In his memory, his song should be played in every NHL rink in the next few days, north and south of the border. One more stomp for Stompin’ Tom Connors.

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