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Hockey is popular in Canada year-round and at every level. The modern form of ice hockey began in Canada in the late 19th century, and is widely considered Canada's national pastime, with high levels of participation by children, men and women at various levels of competition.

Ice hockey in Canada
Country Canada
Governing body Hockey Canada
National team Men's national team;
Women's national team
First played 1862
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

Hockey is popular in Canada year-round and at every level. The modern form of ice hockey began in Canada in the late 19th century, and is widely considered Canada's national pastime, with high levels of participation by children, men and women at various levels of competition.

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