NHL Provides Hockey/Golf Hybrid ‘Pitch ‘n Puck’ Occasion To Ability Competitors | Coys Information

What do you get whenever you cross hockey and golf (and do not do say the season of the Philadelphia Flyers!)?

You get Pitch ‘n Puck, the bastard little one of each sports activities, coming to the NHL All-Star Expertise Competitors early subsequent month.

The league has introduced the complete listing of occasions for the 2023 NHL All-Star Expertise Competitors, which is able to happen on February 3. Whereas some previous favorites like Hardest Shot and Quickest Skater are on the listing as ordinary, this yr’s Expertise Competitors will function three new ones. occasions, one in every of which is the hockey/golf fusion, Pitch ‘n Puck, formally generally known as the Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck.

Take? Like Pitch ‘n Putt. Hopefully whoever on the NHL got here up with that did not harm themselves patting themselves on the again.

In response to the NHL, six gamers will take part within the occasion whereas on a par 4 golf gap with an island inexperienced. The winner is whoever can get the ball or puck within the gap within the fewest strokes.

, like in golf.

It certain seems like gamers can be switching between capturing pucks and hitting golf balls for this occasion. That could possibly be nice, particularly if that factored into the technique. Possibly somebody thinks they’ll launch a putt shot farther than they’ll hit a drive.

I will not lie, I sort of just like the sound of this.

Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Purple Wings competes within the Quickest Skater competitors on the 2022 NHL All-Star Expertise Competitors in Las Vegas. (Photograph by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

Splash Shot and Tendy Tandem Debut Their Expertise in Competitors

Pitch ‘n Puck is not the one occasion making its inaugural Expertise Competitors look.

The NHL takes benefit of the seaside being a stone’s throw away (actually, Fort Lauderdale’s seashores are most likely half-hour away from the place the Panthers play, relying on site visitors.)

Logistics be damned, the NHL is giving us a Splash Shot… Sorry, I imply the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot.

For this one, gamers will cut up into groups and hit targets after which attempt to take down their opponent. I am guessing that is in some form of dunk tank versus the open ocean, however we’ll see.

Lastly, the league is debuting an all-goal occasion referred to as Tendy Tandem.

Oh, I meant to say “Uncover NHL Tendy Tandem.”

It can include all 8 All-Star goaltenders working collectively in an occasion that sounds overly sophisticated and could possibly be a complete mess. I attempted to learn the way it would possibly work and all I received was that one goalie shoots at objective and if he does it the opposite faces a shot.

Yeah, I do not know about that one.

The Expertise competitors is often entertaining, I simply want the NHL would transfer away from a few of these gimmicky occasions.

I am old style in the case of Expertise Competitions. Nothing can be extra thrilling than Roenick crushing 4 targets on 4 pictures, or Chara exploding a 108.8 cap.

… I’ll admit that Pitch ‘n puck sounds fairly cool although.

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