First staged in 2010, the USA Hockey Sled Classic is an annual round-robin format tournament between NHL-affiliated sled hockey teams. Participating teams in the tournament must have an official affiliation with an NHL member club and must represent their affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.
Last year, the event featured a record 28 teams that competed in five divisions as the event took place in Plymouth, Minn., with the Minnesota Wild serving as hosts. The Chicago Blackhawks program claimed both the Tier I and Tier V divisions while the Pittsburgh Penguins were crowned Tier II champions, the Edmonton Oilers won the Tier III division and the Colorado Avalanche claimed the Tier IV division.
On Feb. 12, it was announced that the St. Louis Blues will host the 10th annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL, from Nov. 21-24, 2019 at St. Louis Community Ice Center. The most recent USA Hockey Sled Classis was held from Feb. 7-10, 2019, by the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.