Americans know they have an ally north of the border. Even if, for whatever reason, they need Canadians to step in and sing their national anthem, the Canucks have their back. A technical glitch in the sound system at a pro hockey game caused a mic to malfunction during the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Being good hosts, fans at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, belted out their neighbour’s anthem in unison. Visiting team, the Nashville Predators were playing against the Maple Leafs. Although the Canucks showed true sportsmanship, it did not help as the Predators crushed the Maple Leafs 9-2.
The American national anthem is not taught in Canadian schools. It is through the love of hockey that Canadians know it as it's played at a lot of games. The National Hockey League has seven teams in Canada and 23 in the United States. Before the puck drops , anthems from both countries are sung. Who knew hockey could be so educational?
Next, adorable kid hiccups his way through the national anthem.