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Hockey in the United States: A Growing Game

USA Hockey's total number of 8-and-Under players reached a fifth-consecutive record high in 2017-2018.

Thousands of children will take their first strides on ice Saturday during USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day, presented by SportsEngine. It will mark the initiative’s ninth year, and during that span, THFF has welcomed more than 166,000 children to the sport.

That introductory success has helped feed a powerful overall growth trend in American youth hockey participation.

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