Chicago Blackhawks fans who tuned in to the Winter Olympics this week may have had their ears tricked by one of the arena goal songs, as a tune that accompanies the United Center goal horn for more than a decade has been played a lot during the opening week of the contest.
The United States women’s hockey team won three in a row to start the competition, and after several of their goals, the Fratellis’ song “Chelsea Dagger” blared from the loudspeakers in Beijing.
The song was used by the Blackhawks as their goal song for over a decade, and Team USA’s use of the tune caught the attention of many fans:
Of course, non-Blackhawks fans weren’t exactly thrilled with the choice:
There was another small nod to the Blackhawks in Sunday’s game between the United States and Switzerland. During a stoppage in the first period of the game, an organist’s rendition of the song “Here Come the Hawks” was played inside the arena:
The song is known as the “official fight song” of the Blackhawks, and was written and released in 1968, according to the team:
The musical choices likely suit team captain Kendall Coyne Schofield, who currently works for the Blackhawks as a player development coach.
Speaking of Coyne Schofield and her teammates, they’ll be back in action on Monday night against Canada in the final game of the group. The face-off will take place at 10:10 p.m. between the two undefeated teams, and the game will be broadcast on USA Network and Peacock.