PWHPA Members Invited to NHL All-Star Skills

PWHPAEvents, Press Release

TORONTO – Coming off another successful Dream Gap Tour weekend in Toronto, the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) is excited to announce that twenty of our members – active or supporting – have been selected to participate in the Elite Women’s 3-on-3 presented by adidas™, taking place on Friday, January 24th during the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills competition in St. Louis. The 3-on-3 game will feature Canadian All-Stars taking on American All-Stars. Coaching the American team will be Hockey Hall of Fame member Cammi Granato, while PWHPA Operations Consultant and HHoF member, Jayna Hefford, will be behind the bench for the Canadian team.

“On behalf of the PWHPA, I would like to congratulate our members who were selected to participate in the Elite Women’s 3-on-3,” Hefford said. “You continue to represent the game on the biggest stage and we are excited for this opportunity that you have all earned. And thank you to the NHL for providing these elite athletes with this platform to showcase their skills. I can’t wait to watch this play out!”

Hockey legends Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Granato, Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser were consulted by the NHL to help choose the players to participate. They include:

Canadian All-Stars (hometown):
F   Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.)*
F   Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.)
G   Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.)
D   Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont.)
D   Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont.)
F   Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.)
F   Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.)
F   Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
F   Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.)
F   Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.)

American All-Stars (hometown):
D   Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.)
F   Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.)*
F   Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.)
F   Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.)
F   Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.)
F   Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho)
F   Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.)
F   Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.)
G   Alex Rigsby Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.)
D   Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.)

*supporting members of the PWHPA

Elite Women’s 3-on-3 presented by adidas™ (courtesy of NHL.com)

2020 NHL All-Star Skills™
presented by New Amsterdam Vodka
Friday, January 24, 2020
8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT
NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

source: https://www.nhl.com/news/elite-womens-3-on-3-rosters-all-star-skills/c-313983118?tid=277549086