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Dirty
06-19-2014, 12:35 PM
So many players that grew up in ND in the NHL right now!

Think of all the players who can help Paul Gaustad and Tim Jackman carry the North Dakota flag once there is an NHL team here!

Innova
06-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Soo... what i get from this map is that North Dakota needs an NHL team.

From this article:


and the numbers of players who play in them (courtesy of Chris Peters):

State-By-State Hockey Participation for 2013-14
http://unitedstatesofhockey.com/2014/06/17/u-s-hockey-participation-numbers-for-2013-14/


It says:



Notes: Wisconsin has the highest hockey-playing population of any state without an NHL team.

mnstate0fhockey
06-19-2014, 02:17 PM
From this article:




It says:

The biggest things standing in the way of Wisconsin getting an NHL team have always been the saturation of the Milwaukee market and it's proximity to Chicago. If the market was a little bigger, a team would have been there a while ago IMO.

pokechecker
06-19-2014, 02:30 PM
note that the states with the fewest rinks per capita have the highest rate of violence.

you don't need a gun, get a hockey stick!

purpleinnebraska
06-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Soo... what i get from this map is that North Dakota needs an NHL team.

They could call them the Redskins. The name's not trademarked so that wouldn't cost them anything, and they already have all that gear they could use, after just a little tweaking with the name. Win/Win

Red Cows
06-20-2014, 04:57 AM
The map does state in the lower left that the rink must be designated as an ice hockey rink facility. Perhaps that means that they don't include rinks that also have other purposes.

That's my guess.

The arenamaps.com list denotes 11 "arenas" in Nebraska. And the list/map above that starts this post says there are 7. Of the arenapmas.com list, only 6 are ice-only facilities. Dunno what the discrepancy might be. It would be interesting to see the list, by state, of the arenas represented by the numbers in the map above.

Ironically, if you are correct, UNO's home ice is not included in the 7 rinks on the list for Nebraska.

The CenturyLink Center is far from being an "ice rink" and UNO, who has always been treated like a red-headed stepchild by the City of Omaha and MECA, the city's operating authority for the CenturyLink Center, the Omaha Civic Auditorium (UNO's old home), and TD Ameritrade Park (home of the College World Series), is now being treated like a lame-duck red-headed stepchild by that entity since UNO announced plans for their own arena, currently being constructed.

John Biasi
06-20-2014, 01:01 PM
A while ago--I think in 2010--I took the USA Hockey data on registered players under 18 and calculated U18 players available per DI team in the state (along with some other calculations like U18 players per capita). Take it for whatever you think it is worth, but Illinois needs a darn team.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0ArS3o6xqeNK3dHJGOEx0X2lUVHE4Zml3WVVyVzBjc EE&single=true&gid=0&output=html