So, this is cool! According to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, the NHL will have a new event at this year’s All-Star Weekend, putting the women’s game in the spotlight.
The best Canadian and American women’s hockey players are set to face off in a 3-on-3 event this year. So, if you love the frenetic pace of NHL overtime right now, this is going to be right up your alley.
“All of the women selected to play in 2020 NHL All Star weekend are national team players and part of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association -- a group of some-200 players boycotting professional hockey this season, while waiting for a more sustainable pro league,” writes Kaplan.
Top women’s hockey players have been featured in All-Star Weekend over the last few years, most memorably with Kendall Coyne Schofield’s competitive finish at last year's fastest skater event. It'll be exciting to see the women's game get a dedicated platform of its own at All-Star this year.
On a related note, the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour arrived in Toronto this weekend, and we obviously have to point out that Marie-Philip Poulin went BarDown on ‘em. We could listen to that ping over and over.