Canadian Ice Hockey
Watch just one professional ice hockey match and we guarantee you will be hooked for life. It’s one of the most exciting and fast-paced sports in the world; with players skating at up to 25mph and a puck flying towards the goal at 100mph, you will understand why you can’t afford to blink!
Betting is a huge part of Canadian ice hockey culture and one that is featured heavily by all of the best sports betting sites on wetten.com, where you are certain to find a bookmaker that fits the bill.
You can certainly add even more excitement by betting on ice hockey matches, although we don’t recommend some of the in-play options until you are fully conversant with what’s happening on the ice!
Love the sport – how do I bet?
Ice hockey is one of the rare games played over three sessions rather than two halves. Play is three 20-minute periods, with sufficient time between each for the players to get their breath back and plan strategy, for the Zamboni to restore the ice to pristine and for spectators to grab a much-needed beer.
The most common type of bet is Moneyline, which means a straight wager on which of the two teams you think will win the match. There are lots of others too; you could place a bet on your prediction of the score, or total number of goals at the end of each period of play, for example.
Ice hockey is both addictive and interactive. Although it is unlikely you will be able to attend a live match for a while yet, extended TV coverage and live-streaming from select bookmakers is currently bridging the NHL gap, both doing their best to keep the fan base happy until spectators are let loose again.
I want to bet – what’s the best plan?
The NHL currently comprises 31 teams, 24 located in the US and 7 from Canada. During the regular ice hockey season, each team will play 82 matches, 41 at their home rink and 41 away games. As you can see, that is a lot of matches and one hell of a lot of statistics.
If you intend to wager seriously based on studying stats, then your first port of call has to be the official NHL website, where you will find more statistics than you can comprehend, as well as all of the ice hockey rules and regulations too.
Don’t be daunted, if you only want to wager for fun, there are plenty of more ‘novel’ bets to catch your attention. Emotions run high on the ice and players often resort to physicality to settle their differences, usually leading to penalties plus a time-out in the ‘sin bin,’ you can even bet on that aspect if you like.
I prefer to follow the Canadian teams – where can I find out more?
No country in the world loves ice hockey as much as Canada and it has more professional teams than any similarly-populated part of the US, from a per capita perspective.
There are seven NHL teams playing out of Canada, all with their own websites and fan pages, where you can find out everything you need to know about the teams and individual players:
•Toronto Maple Leafs
Canada undoubtedly has some of the best ice hockey teams in the world and we know exactly how seriously Canadians take this sport. If your betting strategy is based largely around the seven Canadian teams playing in the NHL, then keeping up with all of the latest news is vital.
Particularly so for this season, as current Covid restrictions mean that changes have been made to Canadian match arrangements, which could affect your strategy.
Which bookie is best for Canadian ice hockey?
Canadian bookies come in many shapes and sizes, all of them offering betting on NHL matches. However, there are a select few Canadian operations that specialise in ice hockey betting, which we believe can offer you the best all-round experience.
Don’t forget to have fun!
It really doesn’t matter whether you have just discovered the joys of ice hockey or you are a lifelong fan, everyone sings off the same hymn sheet in the crowds, dress up in your team jersey and be prepared to shout, cheer and stamp as necessary.
You will never find another sport where everything moves so fast and where every second counts. Whether you are betting or not, you will certainly enjoy!
Canadian Ice Hockey