The following statement appears at the song's official site, hockeytheme.com (John Cicccone is president of Copyright Music & Visuals, which owns the song. Dolores Claman is the composer):
This afternoon [Friday] John Ciccone communicated with Scott Moore of CBC and requested a meeting on Monday to further discuss the issues surrounding the Hockey Theme.
At 4:59 PM (one minute before CBC's deadline) Mr. Moore advised that CBC intended to proceed with an announcement of a National contest unless he had the basis for an agreement.
Ms. Claman is saddened and disappointed that CBC is not prepared to negotiate further. A further statement will be made on Monday, June 9th at 5:00 PM