There's a new hockey league (of sorts) in town. 3ICE, a 3on3 league is getting set to start in a few months. The rosters were released and a few names may (or may not) be familiar to New York Islanders fans.
If you're new to what 3ICE is, it's a six-team "league" that will make nine stops across North America starting in June. It's a pure excitement league with no power plays (every PP becomes a penalty shot), two eight minutes halves, and goalies can play the puck ANYWHERE. If you like 3on3 over time you're likely going to love this league. You can see their schedule here.
Cool. So what past Islanders is in this league?
New York Islanders: Familiar (and not so familiar) faces part of 3ICE
It all starts with a VERY familiar name to any Islanders fan; Bryan Trottier. The Isles legend and Hockey Hall of Fame player will coach his own team. Trottier spoke about how he's excited to see some high-offense hockey with a ton of skill.
Eamon McAdam is a name some Islanders fans may not remember. Or they might know about him but aren't sure why they do. The goalie never played at the NHL level for the Isles. but he sure represented them well at the AHL and ECHL levels with 36 games for Bridgeport and 46 games at the ECHL level.
McAdam will play on Larry Murphy's team.
But that's not why you might know him. You might remember he's what the Isles sent to Toronto in return for Matt Martin back in 2018. That was a 1:1 trade the Isles easily won.
The other name you probably know is Chris Bourque. He also never played at the NHL level (at least not for the Islanders), but he had one very productive season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers with 54 points in 72 games.
Bourque isn't listed on a team but rather a taxi squad player that can float on either team.
So if you're looking for some summer hockey to watch you can tune into 3ICE to get a fix and see some familiar names.