Team Canada feels confident ahead of tonight’s gold medal game against Sweden at the world junior hockey championship.
Canada has outscored the opposition 15-4 in their past two games (the quarter-final and semi-final elimination round). Which means that we’ve heard their goal celebration song 15 times within those past two games.
So…just who exactly picked DJ Otzi’s “Hey Baby” as Team Canada’s goal celebration song?
According to Canadian player Dillon Dube, there were hundreds of different tracks they listened to, and the players never took “Hey Baby” seriously as the one that they’d actually select.
Apparently, two (anonymous) Canadian players went “rogue”…and decided to submit the track on behalf of the team.
After Canada’s shellacking over Slovakia, some of the players asked to have the track changed to something with a little more of a “pump up” feel to it. But, when Team Canada used it at the outdoor game against the US – – and heard the reaction from all the Canadians singing it together, they knew they were at the point of no return..and couldn’t change it.
So, as peculiar a choice as it is, let’s hope we hear that song a number of times again tonight during the gold medal game.
Go Canada Go!