Son of former Penguins coach and GM forms new 3-on-3 hockey league

Son of former Penguins coach and GM forms new 3-on-3 hockey league
3ICE is a North American league that will begin after next year’s Stanley Cup playoffs conclude. ( (pixabay)

PITTSBURGH — Starting in June 2021, hockey fans and sports enthusiasts who love the NHL’s wide open 3-on-3 overtime play will now have a pro hockey league to follow that’s built solely around that format.

Led by founder and CEO E.J. Johnston, the son of former Pittsburgh Penguins coach and general manager Eddie Johnston, 3ICE is a North American league that will begin after next year’s Stanley Cup playoffs conclude. Eight teams will descend upon a different U.S. or Canadian city for eight consecutive Saturdays in a bracket-style format that will include seven games per day. The winners of each game advance, picking up one point for a first-round win, two points for a second-round victory and three points for a championship triumph.