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Da Beauty League, NHL Stars Return To FloHockey This Summer

Da Beauty League, NHL Stars Return To FloHockey This Summer

Tune in to FloHockey as NHL stars take the ice in Da Beauty League, Minnesota's premier summer hockey league.

Jul 7, 2023 by Chris Peters
What Is Da Beauty League?

Calling all beauties!

We've reached the hottest months of the summer, which can only mean one thing. Da Beauty League is back!

The premier hockey event of the summer will return to Edina's Braemar Arena and to FloHockey starting July 12. With NHL stars, local legends, top collegiate players and many more, Da Beauty League brings some of the world's elite talent to the fans that have been watching them their whole lives.

Set in the State of Hockey, many of the players are native sons, while others have been adopted into the Minnesota hockey family either as current or former members of the Minnesota Wild or current NHLers who spend their summers in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

For the next seven weeks, six teams will do battle in a light-hearted, but competitive league in the hopes of qualifying for Da Beauty League semifinals and a chance to play for the coveted John Scott Cup, named for the former NHL enforcer who might be considered the ultimate beauty after becoming an NHL All-Star Game MVP. Scott is the unofficial commissioner of the league and his silhouette is part of Da Beauty League's logo.

If you've never had a chance to see Da Beauty League, here are some of the key things you need to know.

How Do I Watch Da Beauty League?

Here's how to watch Da Beauty League on FloHockey.

On Your TV: Now Available on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast & Apple TV.

Cast: Cast to your smart TV including Vizio, Samsung and LG TVs.

On The Go: Download the FloSports app on iOS or Android.

Who Plays In Da Beauty League?

Since 2015, some of the NHL's biggest stars have descended on Edina, Minnesota for competitive games that help get them ready for the coming season.

Rosters will be announced at a later date.

Among top NHL players who played games in the league last season, just to name a few:

  • Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Zach Parise, New York Islanders
  • K'Andre Miller, New York Rangers
  • Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
  • Anders Lee, New York Islanders
  • James van Riemsdyk, Boston Bruins
  • Nate Schmidt, Winnipeg Jets
  • Ryan McDonough, Nashville Predators
  • Brady Skjei, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Jason Zucker, Arizona Coyotes
  • Casey Mittelstadt, Buffalo Sabres

The league also includes players from other top leagues like the AHL, ECHL and many current college hockey players, many of whom were high school hockey stars in Minnesota.

What Are The Rules In Da Beauty League?

Da Beauty League is an offense-friendly league with goals aplenty. While contact is allowed, these games won't be as hard hitting, but they are competitive and we even saw the rare fight last year as Teddy Blueger and Vinni Lettieri threw down in a spirited summer scrap.

Here are some other key rules to know when watching Da Beauty League...

  • Even strength is four-on-four
  • Two halves, 23 minutes each
  • Za Hot Puck: Each game includes a two-minute segment where goals count for double
  • OT Rules:
    • OT starts with one player from each team on each blue line going one-on-one with the goalie. Once the player scores, they race back to the bench and the next player comes out. This repeats until one team scores three goals, which wins the game for their team.

When Are The Games?

Da Beauty League Schedule On FloHockey

Each night in Da Beauty League prior to the playoffs will include three games. From July 12 to August 16, games begin at 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Central. Here is the full schedule with all games available exclusively on FloHockey.


Da Beauty League Night 1: July 12

Da Beauty League Night 2: July 19

Da Beauty League Night 3: July 26

Da Beauty League Night 4: July 31

Da Beauty League Night 5: August 2

Da Beauty League Night 6: August 7

Da Beauty League Night 7: August 9

Da Beauty League Night 8: August 14

Da Beauty League Night 9: August 16

John Scott Cup Semifinals: August 21 (Game 1: 6 p.m.; Game 2: 7:15 p.m.)

John Scott Cup Championship: August 23 (7 p.m.)*

*- In addition to the John Scott Championship Game, the final night of the season will also include a Women's Hockey Showcase featuring top women's professional and college hockey players at 5:30 p.m.

What Charities Does Da Beauty League Benefit?

The best part about Da Beauty League and one of the key reasons so many players are eager to support the league and play in these games is that proceeds from games benefit a number of Minnesota-based charities.

Among the charities supported:

  • United Heroes League: Provides sports equipment, camps, subsidizes association fees and provides tickets to sporting events for children of members of the military.
  • Hendrickson Foundation: Seeks to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, and their families, through hockey
  • Herb Brooks Foundation: Aims to improve the game, improve players and increase opportunities for kids to play hockey in the efforts to develop better people.
  • Shine a Ligh7: A non-profit that provides support to agencies that address critical needs of children with a vision of a world with no stigma attached to mental health and where youths are empowered to share their stories and let their soul shine.

How To Follow Da Beauty League

Throughout the season, you can watch every game on FloHockey.

Be sure to follow all FloHockey social media channels for highlights and other Da Beauty League content including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Also, follow Da Beauties themselves, as Da Beauty League is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.