The region is home to the Hamilton Maple Leafs, one of the original 6 NHL hockey teams. There are also many junior and minor league teams within the Greater Hamilton Area (GTA).
At the school league level, thousands of kids are involved in minor hockey in Hamilton.
Hamilton Bulldogs have brought exciting AHL Hockey to Copps Colliseum.
Jim Balsillie has put in an offer on the Phoenix Coyotes.