While the upcoming USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL, (“Sled Classic”) may only be in its eighth year, the collaborative event has already made a monumental impact on sled hockey.
The Sled Classic, which only allows teams associated with an NHL franchise to participate, is set to begin Thursday, Nov. 16, and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 19 with all of the games being held at Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, MN. For the players participating, it will be an opportunity to once again don the color of their local, and often times, favorite NHL team to compete against the top sled players from across the country.
“Just like any boy growing up or any girl growing up or anybody, you always want to be a part of the NHL,” said USA Hockey Disabled Section chair JJ O’Connor. “You want to be a part of the best league. Sled players are no different, and sled administrators or organizers are no different.”
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