Monday , May 25 2020
Home / NHL / 3ICE, a new 3-on-3 hockey league, will feature six Hockey Hall of Famers as head coaches

3ICE, a new 3-on-3 hockey league, will feature six Hockey Hall of Famers as head coaches

3ICE, a new 3-on-3 hockey league, will feature six Hockey Hall of Famers as head coaches

Guy Carbonneau, Joe Mullen and Grant Fuhr are among the new head coaches

On Wednesday, 3ICE CEO E.J. Johnston and Commissioner Craig Patrick announced the star-studded cast of the new three-on-three ice hockey league's eight head coaches. The head coaches are Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, Ed Johnston, John LeClair, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Angela Ruggiero and Bryan Trottier. That group includes a whopping six members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The league will take place over nine weekends throughout the United States and Canada during the summer of 2021. Each team will consist of seven players, which is broken down to six skaters and one goalie. Every season will feature 60 total games over nine different tour stops and there will be a league championship at the conclusion of the season.

Between the coaches, there are 8,000 games played, 29 NHL All-Star Game appearances, 28 Stanley Cups and five Olympic medals. These coaches won't represent specific cities, but will visit each tour stop each weekend. There will be a bracket-style format each weekend and a champion will be crowned each time.

Carbonneau was recently inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after winning three Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens. The star center registered 663 points (260 goals & 403 assists) in 18 NHL seasons.

LeClair became the first American-born player to score 50 goals in three consecutive NHL seasons while he was with the Philadelphia Flyers. He was also a member of Philly's infamous "Legion of Doom" line with Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg.

Fuhr won five Stanley Cups during his Hall of Fame career and also made six NHL All-Star Game appearances. The former Edmonton Oilers netminder holds records for the most assists and points by a goaltender (61) and the longest undefeated streak by a contender in his first NHL season (23 games).

Trottier won six Stanley Cups during his playing career with four coming with the New York Islanders and two with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Trottier only missed the postseason on one occasion during his 18-year NHL career. The star center also registered 1,425 points (524 goals & 901 assists) while adding another Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche.

About usatoday

Check Also

Rams’ Taylor Rapp burns 10,000 calories in #10kCalorieChallenge

Rams' Taylor Rapp burns 10,000 calories in #10kCalorieChallengeRapp achieved the feat by biking, running, and swimming Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp had a sensational rookie season in 2019. On Sunday, Rapp achieved a feat that was just as impressive. Rapp completed the #10kCalorie Challenge in which he burned 10,000 calories during a 24-hour period. The Rams safety burned the 10,000 calories by participating in a long workout that featured biking, running, and swimming. @thecheckdown @BleacherReport @brgridiron @SportsCenter @NFL — Taylor Rapp (@trapp07) May 25, 2020 At the end of the day, Rapp biked 125 miles (103 in one ride), swam 1.25 miles, hiked four miles, ran three miles, and participated in another short workout. Rapp completed the different workouts between 4:30 a.m. to 9:09 p.m. In the wake of the quarantine, the majority of gyms are closed and people are forced to find other alternatives to working out. Regardless of how impressive..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *