Why is Norway not a hockey power?
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02-17-2010, 02:53 AM
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They showed it before the game. I think it was something like 6800 registered players, 37 hockey rinks
Compared to Canada with about 500 000 registered players
And over 13000 rinks (just under 2500 are "indoor"). That's a pretty big number when you think about it. Canada has way more indoor rinks than the US has rinks in total, but I guess that shouldn't be too surprising, as they probably wouldn't have much success setting one up in Florida or New Mexico... Per capita, though, pretty interesting numbers (as is the fact that Russia apparently only has 3 outdoor rinks, 260 total, in such a hockey hotbed and the biggest country on the planet).
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