Husky Hockey Song to debut
Friday, October 11, 2013
Paul "Stretch" Diethelm '03, composer of the "Husky Hockey Song."
A song written by Minnesota rock guitar virtuoso Paul "Stretch" Diethelm '03 debuts tonight at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, prior to the men's Husky Hockey opener.
The "Husky Hockey Song" was written, performed and recorded by Diethelm in his studio across the Mississippi River from campus.
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A 3:16 version of the song will be accompanied video clips. The presentation is part of a revamped pre-game multimedia fan experience. A version for women's Husky Hockey games is in development.
School officials expect to make a 1:47 version of the song publicly available later in the season.
St. Cloud State hosts non-conference rival Bemidji State in a 7:37 p.m. Oct. 11 and a 7:07 p.m. Oct. 12 in a hockey arena that has a new name and $18 million in improvements. Purchase tickets at scsutickets.com.
Diethelm is co-founder of the Fabulous Armadillos, a leading Midwest classic rock band that performs themed shows at venues such as Pioneer Place on 5th, St. Cloud, and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Chanhassen.
He headlines Slip Twister, a power trio that does corporate events, parties, fundraisers and weddings.
Diethelm toured the world, played at the White House and performed on late night talk shows as the guitarist for Grammy-winner Jonny Lang. The Watertown, Minn. native co-wrote the title track for Lang's 1998 Grammy-nominated "Wander This World" CD.
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