Living Sisu Hockey League

The only summer league dedicated to professional hockey players, men and women,
in a competitive 3-on-3 setting to prepare for their upcoming season.

About the league

2 divisions • Men and women
The league is exclusive to NHL and AHL players, as well as selected top prospects from the QMJHL. On the women’s side, players from national teams, PWHPA, PHF, top college players as well as selected ‘’Next-Gen’’ prospects participate.

The format
Over the course of five weeks, four teams per division compete for the overall ranking. Weeks 6 and 7 are playoff weeks. The finals for first and third place are held in week 7.

When the league takes place
Around mid-July to the end of August.

The players

Men’s division
Nick Suzuki • Josh Anderson  Kris Letang • Jonathan Huberdeau • Anthony Beauvillier • Jonathan Drouin • Alexandre Carrier • Nicolas Deslauriers • Derrick Brassard • Joe Veleno • David Perron • Louis Domingue • Zach Fucale • Anthony Mantha • PL Dubois • Arber Xhekaj • Mathieu Joseph • Hendrix Lapierre • Maxime Comtois • Julien Gauthier • Juraj Slafkovský • William Carrier • and more

Women’s division
Marie-Philip Poulin • Laura Stacey • Ann-Renée Desbiens • Savannah Harmon • Jessie Eldridge • Laurianne Rougeau • Jill Saulnier • Emmy Fecteau • Audrey-Anne Veillette • Jade Downie-Landry • Ève Gascon • Mélodie Daoust • Gabrielle David •  Tricia Deguire •  Ann-Sophie Bettez •  Alexandra Labelle • Catherine Dubois •  Brigitte Laganière •  Alice Philbert •  Samantha Isbell • and more

Why we do it

We offer a professional setting where athletes prepare for their next season. Everything is taken into account, including security, an athletic therapist, a high-end room, and a state-of-the-art arena. The league is set aside for them, and every player shares the same goal.

We have created a league that is equitably split between men and women, both for the league’s promotion and for the players’ well-being and playing experience. We believe it’s crucial for women, especially to be able to play hockey in a setting where they can be themselves, compete, and have fun, and we know that wasn’t the case prior to the LSHL.

”While professional women’s leagues are growing, the opportunity for most Canadians to watch these athletes is still centred around international competition and the Olympics, with Desbiens noting that the coverage of the LSHL provided a window into the day-to-day fun the athletes have, the summer competition providing another opportunity for visibility.”
Ann-Renée Desbiens, Hockey Canada –

It’s not every day that you get the chance to see your idols a few feet away from you, playing at a fun and fast-paced games filled with spectacular plays in a small arena. It’s a privilege for any generations to come and see the best players in the world compete in the off season. Inspiration and motivation guaranteed! The league will make you feel closer to the action than ever before. Exclusive and exciting!

We do it for a good cause. A cause that is close to our hearts. We donated the money from the ticket sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

By collaborating in the LSHL, our partners also participate in the success of the athletes, grow the game for women, convey the values of sisu and be associated with the best in their sports.


In the media

In addition to hundreds of reposts from players and league supporters, we received several million impressions through media coverage on TV, radio, newspapers, and the internet. Here are a few media appearances we made throughout the 2022 campaign.

RDS – LSHL une nouvelle ligue estivale de hockey

The Hockey News – NHL, women’s hockey stars in summer pro action

Hockey Canada – LSHL 2022 WWC feature

La Presse – Le nouveau projet de Fucale

La Presse – Il a toujours voulu le mériter

La Presse – Petite ligue, calibre élevé

Hockey le magazine – Reportage de la Living Sisu Hockey League TV

Hockey le magazine – À la découverte de la toute nouvelle Living Sisu Hockey League

91.9 Sports – Chronique radio LSHL

RDS – Juraj Slafkovsky s’illustre en finale de la LSHL

Fanadiens – Nick Suzuki lors de sa ligue d’été

Go Habs Go – Suzuki s’amuse en plein été

Nova Caps Fans – Mantha, Lapierre and Fucale stay sharp in summer 3-on-3 pro league

Dans les coulisses – Suzuki et Anderson gardent la main dans une ligue d’été a 3 contre 3

RDS – C’est dur de voir partir Mike

Daily Hive – Flames Stanley Cup odds improve after Huberdeau, Weegar additions

Lookcharms – Penguins: Joseph is delighted with the return of Letang and Malkin

OI Canadians – Penguins: the departure of Mike Matheson saddens Kristopher Letang

MSN – Une première victoire pour Suzuki dans la LSHL

Habs et LNH – Développement majeur concernant Jonathan Drouin

Rumeurs de transaction – Jonathan Drouin effectue déjà un retour au jeu

Dans les coulisses – LSHL: Nick Suzuki termine le calendrier régulier au quatrième rang des meilleurs compteurs

Dans les coulisses – Juraj Slafkovsky en a mis plein la vue en finale de la LSHL

RDS – Canadiens Slafkovsky se met en évidence dans la LSHL

TVA Sports – Tout le monde a très hâte de voir ses habiletés à Montréal

Dans les coulisses – LSHL Un beau bain de foule pour Juraj Slafkovsky et Filip Mesar

TVA Sports – Slafkovsky sort ses mains magiques a Mont-Royal

and many more

Want to participate in the 2023 season?

Contact us if your company would like to help the league grow and allow more players to play, as well as make a difference in the lives of all the kids who are inspired by their idols.

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