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Hockey in the United States: A Growing Game

By USA Hockey, 11/09/18, 12:00PM CST


USA Hockey's total number of 8-and-Under players reached a fifth-consecutive record high in 2017-2018.

Thousands of children will take their first strides on ice Saturday during USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day, presented by SportsEngine. It will mark the initiative’s ninth year, and during that span, THFF has welcomed more than 166,000 children to the sport.

That introductory success has helped feed a powerful overall growth trend in American youth hockey participation.


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.

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