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.
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.