NHL All-Star game festivities with a new Pitch ‘n Puck golf skill challenge

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Talk about growing the game.

Two weeks ago, we learned that the NFL added a long drive game to its lineup of Pro Bowl events.

Now the NHL is including the game of golf in its All-Star weekend festivities. Which might make sense when you consider how many NHL players play golf in their spare time.

The 2023 NHL All-Star Skills, taking place February 3 in Sunrise, Florida, will have three new events: the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem, the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot and the Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck.

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According to the NHL’s website, the NHL Pitch ‘n Puck will “allow players to combine their hockey and golf skills on a par-4 golf hole with an island green. Six players will compete, the winner being the one who successfully sinks the puck/ball into the hole with the fewest shots using a combination of hockey and golf shots. In the event of a tie, the longest ride determines the winner.”

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The NHL Skills airs Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. on ESPN. The league has not announced who will compete.

The NFL’s Pro Bowl activities are spread over two days, Thursday, February 2 and Sunday, February 5, in Las Vegas.

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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