Paul Brandt’s Hockey Track Nets Replay

In 2001, Paul Brandt released the album Small Towns & Big Dreams.  With its easily relatable lyrics of staying true to your roots while pursuing your dreams, the record’s title track soon became an in concert favourite for Paul’s fans. Retaining the original spirit of the song, Paul has re-recorded the song, collaborating with singer Tara Slone, re-writing many of the song’s lyrics to reflect the hockey dreams of kids all across Canada. This Sunday, February 11, “Small Towns And Big Dreams (Hometown Hockey Version) featuring Tara Slone” will play over the opening credits of Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. The song is available now HERE


In 2017, Paul met Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser who told him the story of going to India to help train a group of girls to play hockey and empower these young women through sport. Inspired by her story, Paul has decided to donate all proceeds from “Small Towns And Big Dreams (Hometown Hockey Version) featuring Tara Slone” to Hayley’s program India 2 YYC (


Paul Brandt is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album scheduled for release in April 2018.



I grew up in a small town

hockey night in my hometown kind of place

There was really not much around

You blink and you miss it

I never knew what life would bring

But I always had big dreams

Early mornings down at the rink

And every night I’d wish that

I’d get a shot at the big game

Hear Ron McLean say my name

(So I) Played hard and dreamed about the day

I’d lift the Stanley Cup up high


That’s where I come from

That’s who I am

Hard-workin’ and God-blessed

Yes sir, and thank you ma’am

The best things around that I have ever seen

Came from Small Towns & Big dreams


One thing that never changed much

We all share the same love of this great game

Yeah, I’ve always felt the same rush

Since made it to the league

And I can see it as I travel round

It doesn’t matter ‘bout our background

‘Cause in hockey all of us have found

A great big family (cause)


Been around the world don’t matter anywhere I go

In Hometowns across Canada, I’ve found my kind of folks

It’s about you and who you are, it’s all a state of mind

And as I play with all my heart I’m sure you’ll find that

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