For three years now we've been showcasing hockey pride in some of the larger "hockey states" through our State Sweaters collection. We started with our founding state of Maine and have expanded out from there with the help of our community by asking "What symbolism represents your state the best"?
Through that process we started to dig in to each state and we found some cool numbers and notable figures representing each state. We thought it would make for some interesting reading material so here we go. We're starting with Maryland because 1) We're University of Maryland Alumni 2) It's one of our top three most requested states for sweaters and more apparel.
Here's Hockey By the Numbers: Maryland
10,160 USA Hockey Registered Hockey Players
Derived from USA Hockey's Membership report from 2022-2023.
17 Ice Hockey Rinks
12 Youth Programs
8 Players Drafted in the NHL
Derived from Elite Prospect list of players from Maryland.
2 U.S. Olympians (Gold and Bronze)
Derived from USA Olympic Stats and this Baltimore Sun article showcasing USA women's ice hockey player Haley Skarupa and sled hockey player Noah Grove. Also checked against USA Hockey's All Time Rosters for Men's, Women's, and sled hockey teams.
1 NCAA Hockey Program
Pretty cool stats for the Old Line State. We're proud to have some Maryland roots and if you are too keep an eye out for our upcoming state series of gear. We're going beyond sweaters and we're finally going to be making our MD supporters happy.
Any of these stats surprise you? Think we're off somewhere? Let us know in the comments below.