There are many ways to measure the popularity of hockey in the United States. The way most professional sports fans would measure that sort of thing is in the television ratings and attendance numbers for local pro teams. That is definitely a good way to look at it, but another indicator is how many people are taking up the sport and actually playing it. When you put all of those numbers together, things look pretty good for the NHL and the game overall when it comes to growth. USA Hockey, the national governing body for the sport, recently released its participation numbers for the season. According to the organization, a record , amateur players were registered across the country last season, eclipsing the previous high-water mark of , set in
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Another hockey season is upon us. As NHL training camps open, many hockey players across the country, young and old, are registering for yet another season in the amateur ranks of the sport in the United States. In all likelihood, there will be more players from the mini mites to old-timers playing hockey in this country than ever before. When looking at the numbers over a plus-year span, the growth is rather remarkable. However, it is just as impressive when looking at a shorter window.
Amateur hockey participation reached record highs in US in 2013-14
USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey was founded on Oct. Its cutting-edge American Development Model, which was launched in January , provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for age-appropriate athlete development. While youth hockey is a main focus, USA Hockey also has vibrant junior and adult hockey programs that provide opportunities for players of all ability levels.
Paul - were among the best teams in the country. During the war and for the season of the International Skating Union was in charge all of hockey in the United States and had a working agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Officers as follows were elected:. Paul and Eveleth. For the first two seasons the Association operated in three groups, two in the Midwest and a one in the East.