ST. CLOUD -- The Granite City ranks in the top 15 of "America's best hockey towns" according to the website "smart asset".

St. Cloud comes in at #14 on the list. The rankings take a look at aspects like "fan intensity", which includes game attendance and local google searches. They also take into account variables like housing costs, median income and unemployment.

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Other Minnesota cities on the list are St. Paul at #10 and Mankato at #4. Twenty-two of the top 25 are cities with college teams. Only St. Paul, Pittsburg and Nashville qualified for the list with pro-teams.