Nashville Weekend Preview

The final weekend of the regular season is here already as 3ICE heads to Nashville for Week 8. Two playoff spots are earned, while two spots are waiting to be filled. It’s all our nothing for the four teams who haven’t yet clinched a spot to play in Vegas, and what they do on the ice at Bridgestone Arena in the Music City will determine what two teams will take the final spots.


Team Mullen and Team Trottier have both secured their playoff spots, and with Team Fuhr officially eliminated, Team Murphy, Carbonneau, and LeClair are the three playoff-potential teams that are still left in the running. Every win and every point is one step closer to having the opportunity to hoist the Patty Cup in Vegas. s


Last weekend in Québec City, Team Mullen won their fourth weekend championship. They still hold the top spot in the standings with a total of 26 points, an 13-5 record, and 83 goals scored collectively as a team. Tyler Murovich of Team Mullen will have the honor of wearing the Golden Helmet in Nashville.


Team Trottier will face off against Team Murphy in Game 1 of the evening. Next up, Team Fuhr will battle the reigning champions, Team Mullen, in Game 2. Team LeClair and Team Carbonneau will meet at center ice for Game 3 of pool play.


Will Team Murphy get past Team Trottier to have another shot at playoff hockey? Will Team Mullen advance past Team Fuhr for a chance to win their fifth championship victory? As two teams who are still eager to earn their spot in the playoffs, will Team LeClair or Team Carbonneau come out on top?


Just six games separate the four lucky teams from heading to Vegas for the second time this season, with a lot more on the line this time around. Of the four teams that advance, only one will be crowned the champion of 3ICE’s inaugural season and be the first team to lift the Patty Cup. So, who will it be?


“Hopefully, we can get two wins this weekend, move into the playoffs in Vegas, and see how we can play there,” Brandon Hawkins of Team LeClair said. “You never know what happens in a one-game playoff type of situation, so hopefully, we can put ourselves in the right position to win it all.”