The NHL announced Monday that it plans to add more snow sports in 2018 and beyond.
The league is expanding the number of winter sports on the calendar from four to eight.
It also said it is looking to add winter sports to its upcoming Winter Classic.
The Winter Classic is a five-day hockey event that draws over two million fans in North America each year.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the expansion of winter hockey will allow the league to increase its participation in the winter sports calendar.
The NHL will now add four winter sports in the 2018-19 season.
“The expansion of these additional winter sports will allow us to expand our footprint and reach out to a wider audience,” Bettman told reporters.
The NHL, the World Hockey Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation have all been looking to expand winter sports participation in North Americans. “
I want to thank the owners of these teams, the owners and their owners, the players and their players for their commitment to making this the best winter sports event in North American sports.”
The NHL, the World Hockey Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation have all been looking to expand winter sports participation in North Americans.
The United States has the most winter sports teams in the world.
In Canada, Quebec City and Montreal are the only two teams to have at least four teams.
“This is a great day for our sport in NorthAmerica and we look forward to more events to take place in 2018,” NHL president Don Fehr said in a statement.
“It’s been a tough year for our league, and we know the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, officials and fans has paid off.
We look forward a great 2018.”
The Winter Cup, which is held in the U.S. every three years, was originally set to take off in the fall but was postponed after the 2016-17 season due to a series of concussions.
The event was eventually rescheduled for late March.