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Hockey Capital USA

From pros to pee-wees, hockey players in the Mile High City captured the hearts of fans throughout Colorado and across the nation as they scored big in 2022.

By the numbers:

  • The Colorado Avalanche have won three Stanley Cup Finals and are the only active NHL team to win all their Stanley Cup Finals appearances.
  • The Colorado Avalanche and University of Denver Pioneers became the first teams from the same city to win the Stanley Cup and NCAA D-I titles in the same year since 1972.
  • With the University of Denver’s 2022 championship, they now hold a record-tying ninth NCAA D-1 title for one school.
  • This past season, a record 3,077 players aged 8 and under were playing hockey in Colorado, with girls being the fastest growing segment.
  • Colorado is home to more than 500 youth and high school hockey teams and another 500 adult hockey teams. 
  • Colorado hosts more than 20 major tournament events each hockey season.
  • Total USA Hockey members in Colorado include 15,000 youth/high school players, 7,500 adult players and 10,000+ coaches and volunteers.
  • Girls’ participation in hockey is growing in Colorado by more than 30% each season.
  • There are 14 facilities in metro Denver, featuring 25 sheets of ice. Throughout the state, there are 33 facilities and 49 sheets of ice.