The NWHL continues their weekend celebration of women’s hockey with the league’s All-Star Game.
Amanda Kessel (sister of Phil) and Kelley Steadman will lead their respective squads in a gold versus black challenge. The two teams were assembled in January and announced over social media.
Hosting the game this weekend are the Pittsburgh Penguins. They’ve thrown their big machine behind the NWHL to promote and help sell out the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (the practice facility of the Penguins) for the game itself.
Here’s what you need to know going into the game.
LOS ANGELES — When the scientists created Connor McDavid in a lab in the Yukon, not only was he gifted with incredible hockey skill he was given lightning fast speed.
This was proven by his decimation Nathan MacKinnon in the fastest skater competition. McDavid (13.02) beat MacKinnon (13.62) by six-tenths of a second.
Keep in mind, this was a modified route, not a lap around the ice. The full lap came later when McDavid “chose” to go after Dylan Larkin’s record of 13.172 set at last year’s all-star game in a lap around the ice. Larkin broke Mike Gartner’s record of 13.386 set in 1996.