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All About The Goal Horns Around The NHL

from Wallis Snowdon and Clare Bonnyman of CBC,

From the scratch of skates on the ice to the howl of fans, there is perhaps no other sound more ubiquitous in professional hockey than that of the ear-splitting goal horn.

Whether a high-pitched, ear-shattering siren scream or a mellow baritone bellow, each of the 30 National Hockey League teams has its own unique blast.

The Edmonton Oilers have a Nathan Airchime two-tone, a locomotive whistle often used on monster trucks. Triggered by a click of the computer mouse, the horn rattles the rafters of Rogers Place arena every time Connor McDavid and company get a puck in the net.

Detroit's year-old Little Caesars Arena plays a canned recording of the real reed horns formerly used Joe Louis Arena to celebrate a Red Wings goal.

Steve Edgar, game presentation manager for the Calgary Flames, said the southern Alberta has always used the same horn — a Buell plastic four-chime airhorn.


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