Due to the proximity to Canada and weather conditions, Portland has a big sport tradition with Ice Hockey.
Being from Brazil I had never had the experience of watching a hockey game. What surprised me was the amount of fights and how violent the game can be. At the same time, it has a lot of actions as those players stake fast over the ice. There are five players on the ice for each time and they usually take turns with other players every 40 seconds due to the intensity of the game.
This year Portland´s second league team, the Winterhawks has been playing really well and managed to win their league. The team is formed mainly of Canadian players between 16-20 years old that are trying to make into the professional league, NHL.