Jan 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller (81) and Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) fight for the puck during the first period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars DJ Using Chiptunes During Fights - Street Fighter, Anyone?


Most hockey fans know in their hearts that when the gloves drop on the ice, the fists start swinging, and the battle gets into full gear, behind all the yelling and screaming of the fans cheering on their favorite player, in the back of your mind, all you can hear is an epic fight song. As it turns out, so does to DJ/Music Director for the Dallas Stars.

Thanks to the website Kotaku, I have come across a video of a fight between Montreal Canadiens left wing Travis Moen and Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel at around the 4:46 mark in the second period of the matchup between these two teams on Thursday, January 2nd at the American Airlines Arena.

In the video, if you listen closely to the music playing in the background, you can hear Guile’s theme from Street Fighter playing in the background.

Think I’m kidding? Here is the video of the fight. Take a listen for yourself.

It turns out that this was no coincidence. In fact, something similar had already occurred that night. About 2 minutes prior to the above fight, the gloves dropped between Stars defenseman Cameron Gaunce and Habs center Ryan White. At about the :18 second mark in the video, you can hear the training music to Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.

Do you want to hear it for yourself? Here you go.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time this has happened, and it definitely won’t be the last.

The use of the Guile theme song was at a fan’s request. Adam Fletcher, who is the PR & Marketing Manager at Gearbox Software, the company responsible for the Borderlands games, tweeted Michael Gruber, who is said DJ/Music Director for the Dallas Stars, requesting the tune.

According to the Kotaku article, Gruber said that he is looking for some new stuff to add.

“When I tried it [Guile's Theme] I got a lot of positive response, so I’m looking for more stuff to add,” Gruber said. “I’ll try to slip in some other Easter eggs throughout the season.”

I can’t lie to you, while on the outside it may seem a little cheesy; I actually find it quite entertaining. When you really get into the heat of the moment; especially when one of your favorite players is laying a real beat down on someone, a little theme music never hurts.

What chiptunes, or should I say classic video game themes, would you use during a fight on the ice if you had control of the sound system at your arena?

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Dallas Stars NHL