Florida College Hockey Classic

 

In 2000 Florida Everblades president and general manager Craig Brush decided to bring the excitement of Division I men’s college hockey to Southwest Florida. Thus began the annual Florida College Classic at Germain Arena. Every December hockey fans in Southwest Florida have the opportunity to watch some of the top NCAA men’s hockey teams, such as the University of Maine, Cornell University, University of New Hampshire and Boston College!

From the many teams that have played in the Florida College Classic, fans have seen several players eventually wear the green and blue of the Florida Everblades! Each year proves to be both competitive and fun for everyone involved!

The 2013 Florida College Classic will take place on Friday December 28, and Saturday December 29 with games at 4:05 and 7:35 both days. This year’s participating teams include the University of Maine, Cornell University, Princeton University and University of New Hampshire.

 

Past Results

 

Year Champion 2nd 3rd 4th
 2011 Maine UMASS Cornell Clarkson
 2010 St. Cloud State Miami (OH) Maine Cornell
 2009 Maine Colorado College Princeton Cornell
 2008 Cornell Maine Colgate Northeastern
 2007 UMASS Lowell Maine Cornell Clarkson
 2006 Maine Cornell New Hampshire Western Michigan
 2005 Cornell Minnesota Duluth Maine Northeastern
 2004 Boston College St. Cloud State Cornell Maine
 2003 Cornell Ohio State Notre Dame Maine
 2002 Maine UMASS Ohio State Cornell
 2001 Northern Michigan Maine Ohio State Cornell
 2000 Maine Cornell Clarkson Ohio State

 

Everblades who played in the College Classic

 

Player College Year(s)
John Adams Boston College 2005
J.B. Bitner Ohio State 2001, 02, 03, 04
Aaron Brocklehurst St. Cloud State 2004
Paul Caponigri Ohio State 2000, 01, 02, 03
Steve Czech Minnesota Duluth 2005
Derek Damon Maine 2002, 03, 04 , 05
Chris Duffy Maine 2005, 06, 07, 08
Shea Guthrie Clarkson 2007
Chris Heisten Maine 2000, 01, 02
Greg Hornby Cornell 2000, 01, 02, 03
Craig Kowalski Northern Michigan 2001
Robby Dee Maine 2007, 08, 09, 10
Kory Falite UMASS Lowell 2007
David Leggio Clarkson 2007
Peter Metcalf Maine 2000, 01
Brian McMeekin Cornell 2000, 01
Jacob Micflikier New Hampshire 2006
Mike Morrison Maine 2000, 2001
Phil Paquet Clarkson 2007
John Ronan Maine 2000, 01, 02, 04
Tom Reimann Maine 2000, 01, 02
Grey Shaneberger Maine 2000
Craig Switzer New Hampshire 2006
Matt Beca Clarkson 2007
Josh VanDyk Maine 2007, 08, 09, 10

 

Tournament Records

 

Team GP W-L
Maine 24 15-9
Cornell 22 11-13
Ohio State 8 3-5
St. Cloud State 6 3-3
Clarkson 6 1-5
Northern Michigan 2 2-0
UMASS Lowell 2 2-0
Boston College 2 2-0
Colgate 2 1-1
Colorado College 2 1-1
Massachusetts 2 1-1
Minnesota-Duluth 2 1-1
New Hampshire 2 1-1
Notre Dame 2 1-1
Princeton University 2 1-1
UMASS 2 1-1
Northeastern 2 0-2
Western Michigan 2 0-2