One of the stars emerging from the Edmonton Oilers playoffs run isn’t skating on the ice, he’s singing in the stands.
Oilers Anthem Singer Robert Clark has been the talk of the town since he sang amidst the Orange Crush for Games 1 and 2 in the series.
Clark told 630CHED’s Reid Wilkins, he had jitters before that first playoff home game.
“I’m not nervous before I sing at hockey games, but I was nervous, legitimately nervous, for the first game, just because I didn’t know what the reaction was going to be like,” he said. “I kind of had an idea… I knew people were going to respond well to it.”
Clark, a professional opera singer, was nearly brought to tears as the moment swept over him.
He joked that, nowadays, he watches other people singing anthems at sporting events with a slightly more critical eye.
“The way that I approach the anthems is that they should be sung properly, and that they should be sung giving them the honour they deserve, but that they should also finish, so the actual game can start, because that’s why the people are actually there.”
He’ll be up in the crowd again during Game 5.