Need a summer hockey fix? Da Beauty League returns to Braemar Arena in Edina next Wednesday.
The 4-on-4 league made up of many local NHL players and elite amateurs wanting nothing more than to win the illustrious John Scott Cup will run every Wednesday in July and Mondays and Wednesdays in August until the playoffs begin Aug. 21 with the championship Aug. 23.
Da Beauty League includes three games consecutively each night with the first game starting at 5:10 p.m. and the third game ending around 9:00 p.m.
There are six Beauty League teams captained by Paul Martin, Dustin Byfuglien, Ryan McDonagh, Alex Goligoski, Brock Nelson and the MVP from last year’s season, Drew Stafford. Others players expected to play according to the league’s Twitter account announcements include Wild players Alex Stalock, Mike Reilly and Kyle Rau and Nick Leddy, Jake Gardiner, Jake Guentzel, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek, James van Riemsdyk, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Nick Bjugstad, Anders Lee, Brady Skjei, Tyler Pitlick, Matt Hendricks, Brock Boeser, Hudson Fasching, Charlie Lindgren, Aaron Ness, Justin Kloos, Adam Wilcox, Nate Prosser, Stu Bickel, Stephane Veilleux, Nate Schmidt, Travis Boyd, Danny Kristo, Jordan Schmaltz, Nick Jensen, Chris Butler, Taylor Chorney, Vinni Lettieri and Seth Helgeson.
Over a dozen top NCAA players will also strap on the skates.
Da Beauty League will feature premier coaches including some former NHL stars and, uh, Paul Fletcher.
“Now that the winter season champs have been determined, it’s time to come and watch Da Boys chase and compete for the second best trophy in sports, the John Scott Cup” said Da agent Ben Hankinson.
Da Beauty League will donate certain proceeds from games to various charities following the season including Paul Martin’s new foundation, Shine a Ligh7 and United Heroes League. For more information on each charity go to www.shinealigh7.com or www.unitedherosleague.org
Tickets to each night’s slate of games is $10 per person with kids 12 and under being admitted for free. Season passes can be purchased for just $50; all tickets will be available for purchase at the door. The website for Da Beauty League is www.dabeautyleague.com. There, fans can find updates, rosters, stats, schedule, and more information regarding Da Beauty League.
Da Beauty League fans unable to make it to opening night can watch all three games live online at KFAN.com.
You can also follow along on Twitter at @dabeautyleague and Instagram at @dabeautyleague_official.