Italians Love Their Hockey, Too!

The Southern European country of Italy has a long history of playing hockey.

Italy, in fact, has hockey arenas and not just beautiful beaches and historic structures. They have been playing hockey in Italy since the 1920's and have yet to stop.

According to the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) system ranking, Italy is ranked 19th in the world - a solid ranking for a country with only 7,000 people registered in ice hockey.

They have sent a total of 19 players to the National Hockey League (NHL), and also has professional teams whom play in the Alps Hockey League.

Italy is set to be well represented at the 2020 CARHA Hockey World Cup in Richmond, British Columbia!

  • Italians have been playing hockey since the 1920's
  • There are 7,000 people registered in hockey
  • Italy has sent 19 players to the NHL
  • Italy has professional teams that play in the once Italian Hockey League but now Alps Hockey League


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