Heart Rate Response in Spectators of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team Full Study: https://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(17)30903-0/fulltext Only an exploratory study with a small sample. As expected heart raises when tense moments occur. Interesting references to other studies in soccer which link cheering with an increase in heart related conditions. However same for hockey is yet to be studied. Tax money well spent.