Florida College Hockey Classic
The Florida College Hockey Classic (formerly the Everblades College Classic) is a college Division I men's ice hockey tournament played annually around New Years at the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, United States.
First contested in 2000, the four-team tournament is hosted by the Cornell University Big Red with the remaining slots filled by invitation. For the first 14 years the tournament was co-hosted by the University of Maine Black Bears 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 tournament champion is awarded the Ned Harkness Cup, named for the coach that won two NCAA Titles with Cornell and one with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The tournament MVP is awarded the Shawn Walsh Memorial Trophy, named for the coach that took Maine to two NCAA titles.
The 2016 edition of the Florida College Hockey Classic took place December 28 and 29, 2016. In the first round match-ups Cornell defeated Northern Michigan University 5-2 and Colorado College defeated Merrimack College 3-0. Colorado College defeated Cornell 2-1 in overtime in the championship game while Merrimack defeated Northern Michigan 4-2 for third place. This was Colorado College's second appearance at the tournament and first title.
|Team||# of times participated||Titles||Conference|
|Ohio State||5||1||Big Ten|
|Boston College||2||1||Hockey East|
|Lake Superior State||1||1||WCHA|
|UMass Lowell||1||1||Hockey East|
|New Hampshire||2||0||Hockey East|
|Notre Dame||2||0||Hockey East|
- Cornell Big Red.com Season’s Second Half Begins Against St. Cloud State in Florida; 24 December 2008 11:07:55 AM; Cornell University Athletics Dept
- GoBlackBears.com Men's Ice Hockey Travels to Florida College Classic For Ninth Straight Year; Univ. of Maine Athletics; 17 Dec. 2008