A new game is coming to the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition and it seems like it could be a good bit of fun to watch.
The NHL All-Star Game is going to feature a skills competition where players shoot pucks from the stands, over the crowd and at targets on the ice. Think “hockey meets @Topgolf.” My exclusive: https://t.co/V4l1tCt06r— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 14, 2020
Who doesn’t like the sound of hockey target shooting mixed with Top Golf? this guy here certainly likes the idea.
“It’s hockey meets Topgolf,” according to a source, citing the popular driving range where golfers knock microchipped balls into large targets on the greens, often from tees in the second deck of the facility.
Another inspiration for the event was a 2019 video produced by the Pittsburgh Penguins that featured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin launching pucks from Section 220 of their empty arena into an open net on the ice:
Hey @NHL, should we add this to the 2020 All-Star Skills comp?— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 11, 2019
We think you’ll like the newest @keybank Challenge. pic.twitter.com/lENntNWm6J
Perhaps the Penguins knowledge of Top Golf could come in handy here as well.
Maybe these guys should stick to hockey...— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 12, 2018
Thanks for the invite, @Topgolf! pic.twitter.com/2n0UlB1EVs
With the Penguins helping open up and show up the facility that opened in the Pittsburgh area recently, perhaps some of them will have the upper hand in this competition.