The four-team tournament is currently hosted by the Cornell UniversityBig Red. The other slots are filled by invitation. For the first 14 years of the tournament the University of MaineBlack Bears were also a host but in January 2014 the school announced it was ending its affiliation with the tournament. Florida Everblades owner Craig Brush said that a second host school would be found.
The 2015 edition of the Florida College Hockey Classic will be played December 28 and 29, 2015. The first round match-ups will be Boston College vs. Ohio State and Cornell vs. Providence. This will be the Eagles' second appearance in the tournament, having previously won in 2004, the Buckeyes' fifth appearance, never having won the Harkness Cup, and the Friars' first appearance.