On December 7th, the National Women's Hockey League announced that Pittsburgh is hosting their 2017 All-Star Game event at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on February 11th and February 12th.
Pittsburgh, here we come!— NWHL (@NWHL) December 7, 2016
2017 NWHL All-Star Game!
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Per the NWHL website:
"'We’re excited to have the National Women’s Hockey League bring its showcase event to the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex,' said David Morehouse, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 'Women’s hockey is growing rapidly both in Pittsburgh and across the world, and this will give our fans the chance to see some of the most talented players in North America and create new role models for aspiring players in the Pittsburgh area.'
'I’m excited and honored to be part of this year’s NWHL All-Star Game, and it’s especially awesome to have it in the city where my brother has found a new home and success,' said Amanda Kessel. 'I’ve been lucky to experience first-hand what a great hockey town Pittsburgh is. To be able to showcase the talented hockey players of the NWHL to the passionate fans of Pittsburgh is going to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to expand our fan base.'"
Honored & excited to be named 1 of the captains for the 2017 @NWHL ASG. Will @BrianneMcL and I be friends or foes? 🙊 pic.twitter.com/JdEzPyUtTU— kelley steadman (@ksteadman9) December 7, 2016
Excited to be a part of the @NWHL all-star game this year in Pittsburgh! Who's coming??#nwhl https://t.co/CKQEh4aTg3— Amanda Kessel (@AmandaKessel8) December 7, 2016