NHL season

Cody, Sports reporter

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The National Hockey League (also known as the

 NHL) is a professional hockey.  To become an NHL player, you have to go through the minor leagues first.  If you are lucky, you could be drafted to a professional team.  Right now, there are only men playing in the NHL, but women are allowed.  The hockey season lasts for 82 games from October to early April.  The main goal of NHL teams is to get into the playoffs.  The NHL playoffs are a best out of seven games.  If a team wins a round, they move to the next round.  After three rounds, they play the championship game and possibly win The Stanley Cup.  The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North America.

 

There are 31 teams in the NHL.  There are 24 teams in the United States and 7 in Canada.  Soon there will  be 32 teams in the because Seattle is making a team. The Seattle team is going to start in 2019, maybe 2020. They don’t know what they will be called. This year there is a new team called the Las Vegas Golden Knights. They are doing good for their first year, because they have strong  stats and they are moving up in the rankings.

There is going to be a new event in the NHL on January 27, 2018.  It is called “NHL Threes.” It is a 3 on 3 all star game. It’s going to take place in New York and also be on TV. You might see your favorite player.

 

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