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Sixth Sled Classic, Presented by the NHL, Begins Thursday

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The sixth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL and hosted by the Florida Panthers, will take place Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 19-22) in Coral Springs, Florida, at Florida Panthers IceDen, the official practice facility of the Florida Panthers.

Tournament play will include six games on Thursday, 20 contests on Friday, 14 games on Saturday and seven games – including the four championship games – on Sunday. Fans can attend all games free of charge. In addition, FASTHockey will stream all games live at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

A record 20-team field will feature 250-plus athletes, including 20 current or former members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Of those skaters, 13 helped Team USA claim gold at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship in Buffalo, New York.

Each of the 20 competing teams are affiliated with NHL clubs, including the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. Each team will represent their affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.

For full tournament results, statistics and game recaps, click here.

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