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Jun 7, 2017 10:07 AM

3 New England communities score big in hockey rankings


The puck stops in New England, at least as far as hockey is concerned.

Cities in five New England states, including New Hampshire, along with the New York area and portions of the midwest stood out in popularity rankings released Wednesday.

The Bruin's hometown of Boston ranked second in online finance site WalletHub's list of hockey-loving cities across the U.S. Beantown also held the third spot in the category of "Highest NHL Fan Engagement."

New Hampshire towns also ranked high, with Durham taking the No. 25 spot and Hanover at No. 28.

The hometown for the University of New Hampshire showed up second under "Highest College-Hockey Fan Engagement."

Maine's Orono came in at No. 30, Storrs, Connecticut, is at No. 37 and Providence, Rhode Island, took No. 40.

Filling up spots to the Top 50 were Cambridge, Massachusetts, at No. 43 and Wocester, Massachusetts, at No. 49.

Boston ranked as the city with the third most expensive ticket for an NHL game nationally. The highest price was in Dallas, Texas, which also has the lowest capacity NHL stadium.

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