Who knew??? HOCKEY is actually one of the National Sports of Canada. For 14 yrs now!
Hockey has been the OFFICIAL WINTER SPORT in Canada since May 12, 1994.
LINK to the GOV'T OF CANADA Heritage website.
National Sports of Canada Act
CHAPTER N-16.7 (1994, c. 16)
An Act to recognize hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada
[Assented to 12th May, 1994]
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the National Sports of Canada Act.
NATIONAL SPORTS OF CANADA
Hockey and lacrosse to be national sports
2. The game commonly known as ice hockey is hereby recognized and declared to be the national winter sport of Canada and the game commonly known as lacrosse is hereby recognized and declared to be the national summer sport of Canada.