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Hockey Is Alive And Well In Houston — Despite No Professional Team

With the Winter Olympics underway, Houston Matters found plenty of people — both young and old — playing hockey in Greater Houston, despite the minimal ice rinks and the lack of a professional team.

Hockey is one the of high-profile events of any Winter Olympics, but is the sport as prominent in Houston – a city known for its heat, and that doesn’t even have a professional hockey team?

Back in 2014, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty found that hockey is alive and well here – it just takes a little more work to find it.

  • Kids participate in hockey lessons on the ice rink at the Galleria. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Kids participate in hockey lessons on the ice rink at the Galleria. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Kids participate in hockey lessons on the ice rink at the Galleria. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Kids participate in hockey lessons on the ice rink at the Galleria. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Hockey players compete in numerous leagues at an ice rink in Sugar Land. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Hockey players compete in numerous leagues at an ice rink in Sugar Land. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Hockey players compete in numerous leagues at an ice rink in Sugar Land. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Hockey players compete in numerous leagues at an ice rink in Sugar Land. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)

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