This is a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer. If you're talking about the general Canadian society and culture, it is safe to say that the vast majority of Canadians,both male and female, have played hockey at some point and at some level in their lives. This can include everything from a pickup game on a local frozen pond to the highest level of pro or international competition. At the NHL level, Canadian players still make up the majority .
Over 3/4 of Canadians can trace their ancestry to Europe.
it's too hard to count , i mean it is totally over 1000 though... they are #1!
For save percentage, you divide the number of saves over the number of shots on goal.
Canada did, over a hundred years ago.
Preventing over crowding
Percentage of the workforce over 40 years old is 70%
This might be a somewhat simplified answer as I am not a sociologist or anthropologist. But hockey was invented/developed in Canada. Over the years hockey has become more than a sport. Indeed, it has become a vital part of the very fabric of our Canadian culture. There are few Canadians , male or female, who haven't played the game at some time in their lives, even if it has only been skating around with a puck and stick on a local pond or rink.
It is because that Canada is very cold and people need to exercise so people invented hockey. over the years, hockey became more popular as more people played it. Finally hockey was made an Canadian symbol.
77% --------------------- Depends on area but over all most Canadians are first or second generation. First generation Canadians, including those who have not yet been granted citizenship (we assume they will) is approx 25% of our population.
The popularity of hockey card collecting has gone down over the years, but there are still conventions and shows. I'm a hockey card collector myself and I highly recommend it to all hockey fans.