According to data from the Aspen Institute of Play and the Utah State University’s Families in Sports Lab, the most expensive kids’ sport is ice hockey, which has an annual cost of $2,583 on average in the United States
Boris Mikhailov, captain of the USSR hockey team, was offered a $1 million contract to leave Russia in 1980 after the Miracle on Ice. However, he declined as the KGB was standing next to him when the offer was made.
In his midget season, 10 year old Wayne Gretzky tallied 378 goals and 139 assists in just 85 games. That is 4.4 goals, and 1.6 assists per game.
The Canadian ice hockey team were so dominant that they did not participate in the knock-out tournament of the 1930 World Championships. They were put straight into the gold medal final game, and the tournament was played to determine an opponent. Canada won 6-1 in the final to claim the gold.