Person with first-hand information of the plans confirmed to the Associated Press that gamers from the National Women's Team representing the United States and Canada will take part in a three-on-three occasion on the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks.
The particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity on Monday as a result of the NHL will not be anticipated to announce their plans till later this week. ESPN.com first reported the information on Sunday night.
It will not be identified when the three-on-three scrum will happen throughout the festive weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. The all-star sport, consisting of a three-on-three sport sequence, shall be performed on January 25, in the future after the annual abilities competitors.
Adding a three-on-three sport for ladies is taken into account the subsequent step within the league to advertise ladies's hockey.
Last 12 months, 4 gamers have been invited to take part in All-Star Weekend occasions in San Jose, California.
This is the place American striker Kendall Coyne Schofield made the headlines by turning into the primary girl to take part within the abilities contest. Replacing Colorado Avalanche ahead Nathan MacKinnon, Coyne Schofield completed seventh out of eight within the quickest skater competitors.
In December 2015, groups representing the Canadian Women's Hockey League and the United States-based National Women's Hockey League performed an exhibition sport earlier than the 2016 Boston Winter Classic.
This 12 months, the three-on-three scrum will function a few of the world's most outstanding gamers representing their respective international locations.
The newest growth comes at a time when the ladies's sport is altering quickly after the six-team LCHF folded final spring, leaving solely the five-team NHL.
The disappearance of the LCHF in the end led greater than 200 of the world's greatest gamers to announce that they might not be enjoying professionally in North America – together with the NWHL – this season. They additionally shaped the Professional Women & # 39; s Hockey Players & # 39; Association to foyer for the creation of a novel league with a sustainable enterprise mannequin.
The PWHPA has since launched a sequence of barn excursions in North America, with its final cease in Toronto final weekend. NWHL is in the course of its fifth season and has groups made up of patchwork lists.
A big majority – if not all – of the gamers within the NHL three-on-three sport shall be members of the PWHPA.
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