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Sled Hockey Classic, Presented by the National Hockey League

About The Tournament

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.

2017 Sled Classic Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hockey held the eighth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL. The four-day event took place Nov. 16-19, 2017, at the Plymouth Ice Center (3650 Plymouth Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55446).

A record 28 sled hockey teams affiliated with a record 20 NHL teams took part at this year's event. For more information about the event, download the information packet to the right or click here.

Past Sled Classics

Year Host NHL Team Champion(s) (Division)
2016 Nashville Predators Colorado Avalanche (Tier I)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Tier II)
Nashville Predators (Tier III)
Colorado Avalanche (Tier IV)
Carolina Hurricanes (Tier V)
2015 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers (Tier I)
Columbus Blue Jackets (Tier II)
Arizona Coyotes (Tier III)
Buffalo Sabres (Tier IV)
2014 Washington Capitals Chicago Blackhawks (Tier I)
Philadelphia Flyers (Tier II)
Minnesota Wild (Tier III)
2013 Pittsburgh Penguins Buffalo Sabres (A)
Washington Capitals (B)
Nashville Predators (C)
2012 Buffalo Sabres Dallas Stars (A)
Washington Capitals (B)
2011 Philadelphia Flyers Buffalo Sabres
2010 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche

2016 Sled Classic

2015 Sled Classic

Hosted by the Florida Panthers

2014 Sled Classic

Hosted by the Washington Capitals

2013 Sled Classic

Hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sled Classic News

Sled Classic Trophy Namesake O’Connor Humbly Accepts Honor

By Heather Rule 12/12/2017, 10:45am MST

Despite reservations about being deserving enough, sport’s ‘Stanley Cup’ bears his name