An individual with direct knowledge of the plans verified to The Associated Press that ladies's national team gamers representing the United States and Canada will contend in a three-on-three event at the NHL all-star video game in two weeks.

The person spoke with the AP on the condition of anonymity Monday due to the fact that the NHL isn't scheduled to announce its strategies until later this week. ESPN.com initially reported the news Sunday night.

It's uncertain when the three-on-three scrimmage will be held during the weekend of festivities in St. Louis. The all-star video game, including a series of three-on-three games, will be played Jan. 25, a day after the yearly abilities competition.

The addition of a females's three-on-three video game is viewed as the next step in the league's quote to promote women's hockey.

In 2015, 4 females players were invited to take part in all-star game weekend occasions in San Jose.

It was where American forward Kendall Coyne Schofield made headlines by ending up being the very first lady to get involved in the abilities competitors. Replacing injured Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, Coyne Schofield ended up seventh out of 8 in the fastest skater competitors.

The CWHL's demise eventually led to more than 200 of the world's leading gamers announcing they wouldn't play professionally in North America-- consisting of the NWHL-- this season. The PWHPA has actually given that released a series of barnstorming trips around North America, with its most current stop in Toronto this past weekend. It's uncertain when the three-on-three skirmish will be held during the weekend of festivities in St. Louis. It was where American forward Kendall Coyne Schofield made headings by becoming the very first woman to get involved in the skills competition. The CWHL's demise eventually led to more than 200 of the world's leading gamers announcing they wouldn't play expertly in North America-- including the NWHL-- this season.