Joe Louis Arena Goal Horn
Joe Louis Arena was the Detroit home from the 1979-80 season to the 2016-17 season. The Red Wings then moved to Little Caesars Arena.
The goal horn played in the Joe Louis ice hockey rink relied on nitrogen gas which sounded very enthusiastic and was loved by the Wings fans.
A big, robust, lake-freighter-blow-ya-off-the-river horn was the identity of the Joe Louis. It was one of the most iconic and original goal horns in hockey history.
Since the team got a new home in 2017, the Red Wings were using the recording of the old horn after each goal. A safe way to install an old-style horn system was a major concern in their new arena.
Fortunately, a "normal air compression" method has been developed in their venue. With the new system, the franchise will now be able to play its classic Hockeytown horn at Little Caesars.
The Red Wing's goal horn was something the fans really missed from Joe Louis. It was a much-needed change for them as the franchise finally listened to their fans.
Since the old system had nitrogen gas used with it and the new one uses normal air, a slight difference in the sound can be experienced.
Detroit said the new system is a way to add "the bone-rattling blare" fans remember from The Joe.
The goal horn is indeed a distinct part of the Red Wings' identity as Hockeytown, which will bring back the memories of Joe Louis Arena. It is also a tribute to the legendary performances of the past.