Mixed teams in the game NHL 23
A text by Félicia Latour
For the first time in the history of hockey video games, players of NHL 23 will be able to create ultimate teams … mixed! In their latest edition, the company Electronic Arts (EA) had already added ten teams of professional playersbut they could only play with each other.
In this new version, women’s hockey icons like Sarah Nurse and Marie-Philip Poulin can play alongside Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux in a game mode called
Ultimate Team .
Let the game begins!
Double Olympic medalist, Sarah Nursea player on the Canadian national team, is also the first woman to appear on the cover of the game.
She says, « Hockey really is for everyone and I’m thrilled that NHL 23 celebrates the diversity and inclusiveness of the sport. I hope the increased representation of women in such an important game inspires young girls around the world and that they know there is a place for them in hockey. »
This is not the first time that women’s sports have been featured in video game franchises.announced that it will add more women’s professional soccer teams to its games Fifa having introduced women’s international football in 2016.
With information from EA