The Hockey Night call it quits

Paul Sprangers, leader of the superb, semi-local band the Hockey Night, announced today on the indie music website Daytrotter that the band has gone gentle into that good night.

It's actually not terrible news for Hockey Night fans. Sprangers will continue to make music with Scott Wells, HN's other guitarist, under a different name, and DFA Records has already agreed to release whatever they come up with. Check out Minneapolis Fucking Rocks for more, plus a nice little sample of highlights from the Hockey Night's last two albums.