What a fabulous day for novelty hockey records! And I say that solely because my beloved San Jose Sharks beat New Jersey last night, so all is well in the world.

Also, there’s a new Zambonis record. So all is… okay in that world.

I know! I really wanted it to be awesome too. But it’s just kind of… okay.

If you’re not familiar with The Zambonis, they’re the kind of low-key dad-rock band you’d hear playing Splash at the Boathouse or Sweetwaters. And they have a tendency to sing a little flat on the choruses. But hockey!

Anyway, these are live versions of some of your favorite hits by The Zambonis, such as:

“CCM PSA (The Helmet Song)”, a ballad-like ode to requiring helmets in the NHL and calling out Craig MacTavish for being a holdout on that front, a thing we’ve all wanted to do for a very long time.

“The Breakaway”, which is a genuine ska bop that I’m really really here for.

As always with The Zambonis, the best part are the lyrics, which are the kind of poetry you get when people who really love hockey get down to business. Feh, their greatest hits album is better.

FCC: no

GMR: no

Play: 4, 5, 6

RILY: The Hanson Brothers, minor league hockey, yelling at Craig MacTavish

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