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3ICE Announces Bladetech as League’s Official Blade
Pittsburgh, PA - June 2, 2022 – 3ICE, the premier three-on-three professional ice hockey league, has announced a partnership with Bladetech to become the official skate blade provider for its inaugural season, which opens on June 18 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
3ICE, which was founded by E.J. Johnston, a former IMG, Fox Sports and Getty Images executive as well as the son of former professional player, coach and general manager, Ed Johnston, is uniquely designed to give hockey fans the speed, skill and excitement they’ve grown to love since the three-on-three overtime concept was introduced in 2015.
“Bladetech Hockey is thrilled to be partnering with 3Ice - the best part of hockey. One of the primary reasons for the development of Bladetech’s Flex Force Advantage was to make the game faster. 3Ice provides an amazing opportunity to showcase the speed and skill of the game like never before. We can’t wait to see it in action!
“Bladetech’s skate blade technology is state-of-the-art, it’s a true leap forward in hockey skate technology and will be great for the speed and skill of our game,” said 3ICE’s Founder & CEO, E.J. Johnston. “We are happy to have them as a league equipment provider and know that our players and fans will benefit from this partnership.”
The league consists of six teams, which will travel to tour-stops and compete in a tournament where each game will consist of two, eight-minute halves 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 bracket-style single-elimination format will include three first round games, two semifinal matchups, followed by a title game.
2022 3ICE Schedule
- Week 1: Sat., June 18 - Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Week 2: Sat. June 25 - Magness Arena, Denver, CO, USA
- Week 3: Sat., July 2 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
- Week 4: Sat., July 9 - Giant Center, Hershey, PA, USA
- Week 5: Sat., July 16 - Budweiser Gardens, London, ON, Canada
- Week 6: Sat., July 23 - PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Week 7: Sat., July 30 - Centre Vidéotron, Québec City, QC, Canada
- Week 8: Sat., August 6 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN, USA
- Week 9: Sat., August 20 - The 3ICE Patrick Cup and Playoffs at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Based in Toronto, Canada, Bladetech Hockey provides high-tech hockey skate blades that are scientifically proven to provide a speed boost. Their patented Flex Force Advantage reduces impact pressure on joints, allowing players to play faster, longer.
3ICE is a new and totally independent three-on-three professional ice hockey league in North America, created by Founder & CEO E.J. Johnston. Designed to give fans the speed, skill and excitement they love 100% of the time, the on-ice action moves at an unprecedented pace, providing the ultimate hockey experience. For more information on 3ICE, please visit www.3ice.com
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