Maptitude is the best mapping software for business intelligence! This map shows North America divided into territories based on the shortest drive-time to a National Hockey League rink. The NHL announced last month (December 4, 2018) that Seattle would be home to the NHL's 32nd team. The shaded area in the map indicates the region that will be closest to Seattle when that team begins play in 2021, so hockey fans in parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho will no longer need to travel as far as Vancouver, San Jose, Las Vegas, or Calgary in order to watch an NHL game.
Of particular note is the last two NHL expansion teams have both brought hockey closer to Boise, Idaho. When the Las Vegas Golden Knights (the NHL's 31st team) began play last season, they became the closest team to Boise. That distinction, however, will only last until Seattle begins play.
Map: Created with Maptitude Mapping Software by Caliper, January 2019