NEW YORK, New York –
The NHL is excited to announce a new league they plan on starting this summer, and fans are saying it’s something that should have been done years ago. It has been confirmed that June 2016 will be the first ever NHL Street Hockey tournament, and if all goes well it will be a permanent organization.
Teams and players will be scouted soon for the tournament, and for now it will be labeled as a summer all-star tournament as a test for an official league.
Representatives from the NHL think that this will be a billion dollar enterprise, but want to make sure that players and teams will have the stamina to play during the summer without interrupting the busy standard hockey season. The street league will entail almost the same rules as ice hockey, but will add in a few factors that will make the game even more exciting to watch. One idea that has been batted around is adding small ramps in the playing field so players can get some air while going for a goal.
The league will also be open to professional rollerbladers and rollerskaters, assuming that those things still exist.