SOURCE: www . hookedonhockeymagazine . com/
Since the first organized indoor game of ice hockey took place in Montreal in 1875, the sport has become entrenched in Canadian culture and it now boasts almost 500,000 registered players throughout the country.
Take a look at this infographic which covers some of the sport’s history, plus various facts and figures relating to the game in Canada.
As it is widely seen as Canada’s national pastime, it is a good idea to have at least a basic understanding of the sport before you arrive in the country.
If you learn nothing else, just ensure that you are familiar with Wayne Gretzky who is widely considered to be the greatest hockey player of all time and is seen as a sporting hero across Canada.