Anders Leash drooling at chance to represent the NY Islanders in the Stanley Pup

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The Stanley Cup may be the hardest trophy to win in all professional sports, but the 'Stanley Pup' is guaranteed to be the cutest. The NHL and the Petco Love Foundation are partnering up in a furry four-legged competition featuring adoptable rescue dogs. The friendly competition airs on the NHL Network and ESPN+ on Friday, June 7th. The "pup" drops at 8 PM EDT.

All 32 teams have their own adoptable pooch, but only dogs representing the 16 teams that qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs will take part in the furry four-legged competition. "At the NHL, we love supporting great causes, and the opportunity to produce a program that finds homes for rescue dogs is so fulfilling," said NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer. "The show promises to be great fun and we can’t wait for our participating puppies Nathan McKibble, Joe Pawvelski, Alexander O-fetch-kin and many more hit our Stanley Pup rink."

The pup representing the New York Islanders is nicknamed "Anders Leash" after the team captain. Her real name is Brittany, and according to the back of her card, she is an eight-week-old lab mix weighing 10 pounds and plays forward like her namesake. She'll take the ice against "ruff" competition, including David Pupstrnak, Sergei Bobruffsky and Nikita Poocherov.

For more information on Brittney aka Anders Leash, visit Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.

Dog-loving celebrities Kirstin Chenoweth and Miranda Lambert are among those who will be making special appearances during the special event. You can check out all the dogs wearing their favorite teams' collars and sweaters on the event's official website.