Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hockey participation in the U.S.

If you play adult hockey and you think you're part of a small elite group that participates in the sport, you would be correct.

Check out this chart on the New York Times website that shows hockey participation on a state-by-state basis, based on USA Hockey registrations.

California has a population of 36.7 million people and only 20,404 hockey participants. Of course, not every player is registered with USA Hockey -- but still. According to this count, only one person out of every 1,800 Californians plays hockey.

There are probably more people in Fight Clubs.


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