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Boston Named Best Hockey City

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It is a great time to be a sports fan in Boston. And with the state of Massachusetts, a hotbed for hockey, what better time for Boston to be named “Best Hockey City,” as the Boston Bruins compete for the Stanley Cup against the St. Louis Blues. Charlie Coyle said it best in his letter penned in the Players Tribune “Boston is in my blood.

A report by Adam McCann of WalletHub.com ranked Boston number one in the United States for hockey. The site used several indicators to reach its conclusion which included “ticket prices to stadium capacity to the performance level of each city’s team.”

Here are the TOP 10 Best Hockey Cities from WalletHub.com

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
City Total Score ‘NHL’ Rank ‘NCAA’ Rank
1 Boston, MA 61.64 3 1
2 Detroit, MI 57.90 1 56
3 Pittsburgh, PA 55.79 2 32
4 Chicago, IL 49.62 4 56
5 New York, NY 49.51 5 56
6 Newark, NJ 47.72 6 56
7 Anaheim, CA 43.54 7 56
8 Buffalo, NY 42.52 8 41
9 Tampa, FL 41.32 9 56
10 Washington, DC 40.80 10 56

Not only is Boston a great hockey city, but it is also a great sports city. The city will look to hold the rare “Sports Triple” as the Bruins look to win the Stanley Cup. This year already the Duck Boats have been out twice as the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl for the 2018-19 NFL season and the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series. Craig Button of TSN believes the Duck Boats will be out again as he picked the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup and they are off to a good start with a 4-2 win in Game 1.

You know Boston is a great hockey market when teams come from out of state come to compete in hockey tournaments like the one Marc Costanza of TCS Hockey put on over Memorial Day Weekend at the Warrior Ice Arena, which you can read about right here.

Boston is the City of Champions for a reason and this new report proves it.

Gagne-Bergeron Pro-Am

Click here for the full report

 

 

Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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