While the future of sporting events, including hockey games, is uncertain due to the pandemic, people are still passionate about hockey and some U.S. cities offer a great place for hockey fans to call home.


As NHL teams get ready to hit the rink in the quarantine bubble on August 1st, SmartAsset has uncovered the best hockey towns in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row. Specifically, we analyzed data reflective of hockey fan intensity and quality of life for 113 cities with a professional team (NHL, AHL or ECHL) or a NCAA Division 1 men’s hockey team.


Mankato, home to the Minnesota State Mavericks, ranks among the top hockey towns in our study. For more details, check out the table below.



The full report, including the methodology and key findings, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/checking-account/americas-best-hockey-towns-2020.