It has a popluation of about 175,000 and is part of the metropolitan Boston area.
Worcester hosted the 2009 AHL All-Star Game on January 29, 2009.
Worcester has also been a regionals host for the NCAA men's Division I Hockey Tournament on mulitiple occassions.
The Hart Center hosted the 1999 and 2002 MAAC hockey championships
- Holy Cross Crusaders (Independent, 1966-1998) (Atlantic Hockey 1998-Present)
- Worcester Ice Cats (AHL, 1994-2005) became Peoria Rivermen
- Worcester Sharks (AHL, 2006-2015) franchise relocated to San Jose become San Jose Barracuda
- Worcester State Lancers (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference)
- Worcester Warriors (Eastern Hockey League, 1954-1955) join Atlantic Hockey League
- Worcester Wildcats (International Junior Hockey League, 2006-2011)
- Buffone Arena
- DCU Center (1982-Present) (originally Centrum in Worcester, formerly Worcester's Centrum Centre and commonly The Centrum)
- Hart Center (1975-Present)
- Worcester Arena (home of the Worcester Warriors)
- Worcester, Massachusetts on Wikipedia