I came across this Minnesota hockey video on YouTube and thought it gives good insight on why we are so crazy about hockey. Young boys are groomed and bred into hockey from the womb. My one year old can't walk yet, but he sure can bat a toy hockey puck around with a baby stick.
We also recycle our lakes each winter. While some would think lakes are useless once they ice over, we Minnesotans get 100% reuse out of them once it starts to freeze. Stick around for the end of the video to see what I am talking about.