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Morning Start: What NHL fan bases consume the most alcohol?

Your morning start for Friday, April 29
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Happy Friday! It’s time to get your day started before the weekend!

Fun Fact: According to a recent study by time2play, Toronto Maple Leafs fans consume the most alcoholic beverages per game while watching hockey. They also spend the most money on alcohol. They average 3.9 drinks per game and spend an average of $58.50.

Here’s how the rest of the Canadian teams rank: 6th - Edmonton (3.5 drinks, $43.75), 8th - Ottawa (3.4, $42.50), 22nd - Vancouver (2.4, $36), 24th - Winnipeg (2.3, $25.88) 25th - Montreal (2.3, $27.60) 26th - Calgary (2.2, $25.30).

New York Rangers fans rank last on the list, averaging 1.8 drinks per game ($24.30).

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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