Absent a sudden and radical shift in the current anti-oil, anti-nuclear, and anti-coal policies, ice hockey is doomed. Does anyone realistically think cooling ice rinks will be affordable with energy prices skyrocketing like they are? Does anyone realistically think wind and solar can provide enough juice for our basic societal needs AND luxuries like ice rinks? And what happens if they push everyone into EVs? That will be another massive drain on the energy grid that we currently have no way to support?
Even if ice rinks (many of which operate on slim margins) make it through this storm, the price of ice time will be unaffordable. And travel hockey will be all but gone because traveling to different cities to play will be exorbitantly expensive, and will be far too time consuming given the short range of EVs and time it takes to charge an EV on the road.
And the above thoughts don't even mention the historic inflation of the last two years, which keeps getting worse.
Ah, it's probably for the best. Ice hockey is a "white privilege" sport, anyway.