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Three-on-Three Hockey is Coming to Wells Fargo Center

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John LeClair is coaching in 3ICE, a three-on-three format that will have a stop in Philly this summer. Photo: AP.

Three-on-three hockey is coming to Philadelphia.

Think of it as an NHL overtime period — for 16 minutes.

The eight-team league, known as 3ICE, announced recently it will have a stop at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. The Patrick Cup championship will be held that afternoon.

Former Philadelphia Flyers star John LeClair, and ex-Flyers coach Joe Mullen are among the league’s coaches. (Mullen used to coach the Philadelphia Flyers’ power play, back when it was one of the best in the NHL. Remember?)

The other coaches: Ray Bourque, Guy Charbenneau, Grant Fuhr, Larry Murphy, Ed Johnston Sr., and Craig Patrick.

Some of the players include former NHLers Brandon Pirri, Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Joe Whitney, Paul Carey, T.J. Hensick, and Ian McCoshen.

The league’s second season will start June 28 at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Each stop on the tour features four of the eight teams competing in two eight-minute periods. Each week, the the single-elimination tourney includes two first-round games, a consolation contest, and a championship matchup.

Tournaments are played on seven consecutive Wednesdays throughout the country, with the final game in Philly on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the game at the Wells Fargo Center will go on sale Friday at 3ICE.com.

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