The 11th annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL, will be staged Nov. 18-21 at the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne, New Jersey, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The four-day event, which features sled hockey teams associated with NHL clubs, will be hosted by the New Jersey Devils, who will be participating in the event for the first time in 2021.
First staged in 2010, the inaugural Classic featured four teams and 46 players and has since grown to 30-plus teams and over 350 skaters.
In 2019, the St. Louis Blues played host to the event, which included 31 teams in five divisions competing at Centene Community Ice Center. The Boston Bruins sled program was crowned the Tier I champion, while the Pittsburgh Penguins won Tier II, Tampa Bay Lightning took Tier III, Detroit Red Wings secured Tier IV and the Chicago Blackhawks brought home the Tier V title.
More information, including a full schedule of events, will be released at a later time.
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