Spoken word Poem


Skates, cutting into the ice with a razor-sharp sound

Many people will try to find the best around

Passes, pucks, players, perform

Edges like knives on steels they do swarm

In front of the net, the mesh shudders and quakes

With every slap of the puck that I take


Hockey may have first been play in Scotland, but it is Canada’s game through and through

And in Canada is where the sport grew

The 50’s, the rocket became the first to score 500 in an entire career

When he skated down the ice, he filled the goalie with fear

In the 60’s we had Gordie Howe taking over the league swiftly

But Bobby Hull was the first to score fifty

The 70’s gave us the greatest war on ice

After Canada beat the Soviet Union, the taste of victory was so, so nice

The 80’s Lemieux, Roy, Gretzky, 10 rings combine

They more cups than the Oilers and the Rangers, who both won nine

The 90’s brought us new teams far and wide

But the 1994 lockout lost the NHL a lot pride

The 00’s introduced the shootout but scoring rapidly declined

And Jagr received one of the biggest contracts ever signed


The sound of the roaring crowd

With the screaming, crying and cheering so loud

The crowd is the heart of their teams

Every hit, fight and goal they scream




Here, arenas come in many different shapes and sizes

In them, teams have won many different prizes


The round, rubber, removal of the puck from my stick

To score on a breakaway you have to be quick

My gloves, like the tools to my brain

If you don’t use them correctly, there is not much to gain


Now that Don Cherry is gone, a new controversy arose

All because of the poor words he chose

With this a new lesson is taught

I will miss him, for all the great memories he brought


The dream of scoring the game winning goal

Hockey is Canada’s heart and soul

Some say the posts are the goalies best friends

And when the save can’t be made, upon it he depends


Every outcome is a mystery

Every team competing to win it all

Every player writing their names in history

All but one will fall