Sport: Rush to the Rink

The hockey player glides surely onto the ice, takes a couple of casual turns around the rink, leans raffishly on his stick and says, "My remarkable ability to shoot from either side makes me invaluable. My fierce checking makes me the most respected defenseman in the league." Brad Park or Bobby Orr in an uncharacteristically boastful moment? Not a chance. It is that famed canine fantasizer Snoopy, who has taken to the sport like a dog to a T bone. He is not alone. In the past five years Americans in swelling numbers have...

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