Planes, Pucks, Automobiles: Migration and Youth Hockey

  • Alexandra Mountain University of Pittsburgh


This project positions the professionalization of youth hockey as a small component of a much larger process of the “globalization” of sport. Youth hockey players have moved to Canada internationally and among Canadian provinces locally. This study traces the movement and advances of young players (ages 16-20), 1980-2012, of the London Knights (London, Ontario), tapping into already compiled data on players’ team affiliation that many historians might overlook.  This database shows an emerging pattern of transnational and internal migration among professional youth players. 


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