Frequently Asked Questions about HockeyI need to dig around to find some more detailed numbers, but it strikes me as kind of weird that there are more middle-age adults playing the sport than kids. If I was in the ice rink or hockey business, that would concern me.
Is hockey primarily a youth sport?
In 2009, the largest single age group playing hockey was 35-44 year olds, followed by 12-17 year olds.
How expensive is hockey?
Approximately 85% of all hockey players come from households with income of $50K or more. Almost 30% come from households with $100K or more incomes.
Do girls/women play hockey?
Definitely. And their numbers are on the rise. In 2009, femals represented more than 27% of all hockey players. In 1987, only 7.5% of the hockey players were female. Almost half of the female hockey players in 2009 were of the pee-wee variety, 7-11 year olds.