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.
Rosters for the 2020 Elite NHL All-Star Game
Coach: Cammi Granato
|Kendall Coyne Schofield||Forward|
|Alex Rigsby Cavallini||Goaltender|
Coach: Jayna Hefford
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.