Because it was invented in Canada and per capita more Canadians play the game and follow it than in any other country.
Canadian hockey is the same as the NHL.
there are 6 canadian hockey teams
Canadian Hockey League was created in 1975.
there are a few different canadian ice hockey teams
Canadian Women's Hockey League was created in 2007.
Canadian Amateur Hockey League was created in 1898.
Canadian Junior Hockey League was created in 1993.
there really wasn't a first Canadian hockey player.there is no way of knowing.however, hockey was invented by a Canadian and there are many in the NHL today.Sidney Crosby is arguable the best Canadian hockey player ever along with Wayne Gretzky.