I have to do a big project in my school year, an 8 month long project. And I've decided to do an essay about the popularity of hockey in canada. Why is it so popular? So, if you enjoy hockey and happen to be Canadian please reply in this thread explaining why you love it. And if possible, say in what part of Canada you live in ( Maritimes, East, Prairies, West Coast, Up North). How's the hockey scene where you live? Is it the most practiced sport? Does it have many leagues, teams and organizations ( amateur or pro). All answers are greatly appreciated. I thought these boards might be a good place to ask such a question because I would like to know the place of hockey for Canadians which hockey might not be their favorite sport (tennis). If you happen to not be canadian, you can still say why you like hockey. Thank you, it's greatly appreciated.