When the NHL’s stars descend on St. Louis for All-Star Weekend from Jan. 24-25, some of the top women’s hockey players in North America will also hit the ice at Enterprise Center.

On Friday, during the NHL’s All-Star Skills Competition, members of the Canadian and United States women’s national teams will battle it out in a 3-on-3 game. A fierce, long-standing rivalry that has seen these countries battle for Olympic and World Championship gold almost every tournament, each roster is comprised of nine skaters, one goalie and a Hall of Famer coach: Cammi Granato (USA) and Jayna Hefford (Canada). The Athletic’s Hailey Salvian reported that the women will not compete wearing national team garb, but rather “something entirely new.”

“It’s pivotal for the women’s game,” Hilary Knight told Sporting News. “Obviously we’ve been involved with the NHL in different extents and to be part of the NHL  All-Star Weekend and to have our own event is a tremendous opportunity.

“We’re definitely gonna bring it. There’s a lot of pride on the line, every time you split us up into that rivalry. It just naturally comes out of our fabric but it’s going to be a fun-filled game. I mean, obviously all these women here, extremely skilled and I think the fans are gonna have a lot of fun watching.”

The game marks the third consecutive year women will participate in the NHL’s All-Star Weekend. A member of each team will also compete in the All-Star Skills Competition’s “Shooting Stars” event that will see competitors aiming for targets on the ice while suspended approximately 30 feet off the ice behind a goal.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3, including complete rosters and TV information:

When is the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3?

The Elite Women’s 3-on-3 game will be played on Jan. 24, 2020 during the NHL’s All-Star Skills Competition that begins at 8 p.m. ET.

What is the format for the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3?

The 3-on-3 game will consist of two 10-minute periods, with a running clock. If there is a penalty in the game, a penalty shot will be awarded to the player fouled.

MORE: Everything you need to know about the All-Star Skills Competition

Rosters for the 2020 Elite NHL All-Star Game

United States

Coach: Cammi Granato

Name  Position
Kacey Bellamy Defense
Lee Stecklein Defense
Alex Carpenter Forward
Kendall Coyne Schofield Forward
Brianna Decker Forward
Amanda Kessel Forward
Hilary Knight Forward
Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson Forward
Annie Pankowski Forward
Alex Rigsby Cavallini  Goaltender

Canada

Coach: Jayna Hefford

Name  Position
Renata Fast Defense
Laura Fortino  Defense
Meghan Agosta Forward
Melodie Daoust Forward
Rebecca Johnston Forward
Sarah Nurse Forward
Marie-Philip Poulin Forward
Natalie Spooner Forward
Blayre Turnbull Forward
Ann-Renee Desbiens Goaltender

MORE: NHL All-Star Game rosters

What TV channel is the 2020 Elite Women’s 3-on-3 on?

The Elite Women’s 3-on-3 event will be aired nationally on NBCSN in the United States. CBC, Sportsnet and TVAS will carry the competition for Canadian viewers.



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