Former NHL winger Ryan Malone and Jeremy Brodeur, son of Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur, are among the players participating in the inaugural season of 3ICE, a new six-team 3-on-3 hockey league starting play in June.
3ICE will hold tournaments in nine North American cities this summer, featuring teams coached by NHL legends. Each game will consist of two eight-minute periods, using a running clock, on a full-sized rink. Each team has seven players (including one goalie) and competes in a nine-week season that will feature six games each night.
The coaches for the inaugural season are Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, John LeClair, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy and Bryan Trottier. Beside Malone (Team Fuhr) and Brodeur (Team Carbonneau), among the other notable players named to 3ICE rosters are:
Jeff Taffe (Team Fuhr), a center who played 180 career games, most of them with the then-Phoenix Coyotes.
The 3ICE season begins on Sat., June 18, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That's also the site of the league's championship weekend on Aug. 20.
Here are the rosters for the inaugural 3ICE season:
Team Carbonneau: Jeremy Brodeur, USA (Goalie); JC Campagna, USA; Nick Lalonde, Canada; Samson Mahbod, Canada; Aaron Palushaj, USA; Steven Seigo, Canada; Jordon Southorn, Canada.
Team Fuhr: Seamus Donohue, USA; Peter Lenes, USA; Mike Lundin, USA; Ryan Malone, USA; Matt Petgrave, Canada; Ty Rimmer, Canada (Goalie); Jeff Taffe, USA.
Team LeClair: Jayce Hawryluk, Canada; TJ Hensick, USA; Alex Kile, USA; Brennan Menell, USA; Tyler Sandhu, Canada; Dalton Skelly, USA; Blake Weyrick, USA (Goalie).
Team Trottier: Kevin Beech, USA (Goalie); Cam Brown, USA; Chad Costello, USA; Sean Dhooghe, USA; Bobby Farnham, USA; Matt Foget, Canada; Jake Newton, USA.