As if local sports fans needed more to cheer about, Boston has been named the best city for hockey in the United States.
According to a study by WalletHub, Boston topped all other U.S. cities when it came to the hockey experience. The online finance site took into consideration stadium capacity, ticket prices and team performance, among other factors.
In the study, Boston ranked third in the performance level of its NHL team, and also came in third in number of Stanley Cup wins, team franchise value and fan engagement. However, WalletHub reported that Boston was among the top three cities charging the most for an average NHL game ticket.
Although Bruins tickets can be expensive, minimum season ticket prices for NCAA games in Springfield and Worcester were among the cheapest.
Boston was the only New England city to be featured among the top 20 cities.
The findings come as the Bruins and St. Louis Blues face off in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. The Blues have yet to win a Stanley Cup, while Boston has won six times.
The Bruins beat the Blues 4-2 on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.