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A Look At 3ICE

from Sean Shapiro of The Athletic,

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kevin Fitzgerald remembers the pitch vividly.

Come play three-on-three hockey in an upstart league, all costs will be covered traveling across the United States and Canada, and you’ll get paid to do it.

“It sounded too good to be true,” Fitzgerald said. “I thought there was no way this was legit.”

Three weeks into 3ICE, the 25-year-old forward has close to $18,000 in his bank account, proving the pitch was, indeed, legit.

“I’m a guy right out of college, so after the first week that was the largest deposit I’ve ever had go into my bank account,” Fitzgerald said.

A nine-stop summer touring circuit, 3ICE is many things, but most importantly it’s a potentially life-changing financial event for the 42 players spread across six teams.

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awould's avatar

I just watched a video of highlights. I think this would be fun to watch live. Up tempo, high scoring, free wheeling. Gimmicky, yeah, but looks fun.

Posted by awould on 07/05/22 at 01:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The rules of 3ICE:

1. We utilize the 3 on 3 overtime format as our full-time format; 3 skaters plus a goalie for each team (Overtime all the time, baby!)

2. Games consist of two 8-minute halves with a running clock (The clock stops only for penalties and injuries)

3. 6 Teams in our league, each with 6 skaters plus 1 goalie (These guys are fit and fast as H-E double hockey sticks)

4. Each tour-stop will have 6 games: 3 games in the opening round, then 2 semi-finals, then a championship game (It all takes place in 3 hours or less)

5. No powerplays, instead we go straight to a penalty shot and the coaches get to pick the shooter (Someday, you’ll pick the shooter via the 3ICE app)

6. No overtime, instead we go to one-round shootouts until a winner is determined (We know, it’s awesome)

7. Goalies can play the puck anywhere on the ice (Anything can happen)

8. If the puck comes off the netting above the glass and back into play, we keep playing (You’re welcome)

Oh, and no coaches challenges or instant replay for offsides, we hate that rule.
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Sounds ridiculously fun.  Hope we’ll see that here in Vegas because it’s a fit.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/05/22 at 04:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

NVM.  The championship game is here in Vegas at the Orleans Arena.

I might want to check that out.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/05/22 at 04:21 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Kind of reminds me of all my ball hockey games with buddies.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/05/22 at 05:42 PM ET

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