How New Hockey Fans Can Develop Their Passion for the Sport


After watching the Super Bowl on Sunday and realizing just how popular the NFL truly is, I realized that we hockey fans need to figure out a way to get new fans into the greatest sport in the world – hockey.

As of this moment, hockey is a niche sport. That is not a bad thing by any means, as the fans that our sport does have are truly passionate.

With that said, there are definitely ways that we can attract new fans to hockey. In fact, we can get them to love the game in multiple ways.

Watch a Game
Why not take the time to find a hockey game to watch? In the winter, there’s always some kind of hockey on, and I promise you that if you tune into one, you will get hooked!

Go to A Game
Going to a hockey game might be expensive, especially in the NHL. However, there are other options that allow you to go to a game for a reasonable price.

Leagues like the American Hockey League, ECHL, college, and senior leagues are all relatively inexpensive. You could even watch youth hockey to get your fix, and I can almost guarantee that if and when you see a game live, you will fall in love with the sport.

Collect Hockey Cards
Developing a hobby within the game is always fun. Getting into hockey cards is the perfect example.

Collecting hockey cards is a way to learn about the teams, players, statistics, legends of the game, the upcoming stars of the game, and more. It is an inexpensive hobby to get into!

Play the Game
If you are new to the sport, you will learn that hockey is a costly sport to play. From equipment to jerseys to signing up for lessons or joining a league, a lot of money is spent to play the game.

With that said, road hockey is a perfect example of something that is fun and cheap to play. Grab yourself a stick, a ball, and a net, and call some friends to head out to the streets and play this wonderful sport.

As you can tell, there are a lot of ways to enjoy this great game. Do yourselves a favor and get into hockey because I promise you will not regret it!

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Patrick Hoffman

Patrick covers the NHL for Inside The Rink. He has previously covered the league for The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave, WTP Sports,, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, NHL Network Radio blog,, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.

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