EA Sports’ NHL 19 salutes pond hockey

By @MichaelCaples –

“From the pond…to the pros.”

In the new NHL 19 video game from EA Sports, gamers get to experience hockey in its purest form – outside.

In its’ Outdoor Hockey in the World of Chel explanation on the game’s website, players can compete in 1-on-1-on-1 free-for-all contests – no rules and no stoppages, just like playing outdoors.

“For the first time in franchise history, step onto the pond and compete in the EA SPORTS Hockey League, NHL THREES, Play Now and the brand new modes NHL ONES and Pro-Am. In NHL ONES, you and two other players compete in a 1v1v1 free-for-all gauntlet. Showcase your skills and creativity with no rules, no stoppages, and no limits.”

Check out the trailer:

The On The Bench crew helped reveal that Predators star P.K. Subban will be on the cover of the new game, as well.

Other highlights from today’s reveal include:

“RPM Tech” – New explosive-edge skating enables more control on how you generate speed with edge-work and cross-overs.

“Self Expression” – Players have 900 customization options from apparel to pond hockey clothing to top equipment brands.

“Legends Have Arrived” – More than 200 hockey legends from across 100 years of NHL hockey will be available for users.