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 2014 Florida College Classic will take place on Sunday, December 28, and Monday, December 29. This year’s participating teams include Cornell University, University of Notre Dame, Miami (OH) University, and Lake Superior State.

 

Past Results

 

Year Champion 2nd 3rd 4th
2013 Cornell Maine New Hampshire Princeton
2012 Maine Cornell Ferris State Minnesota-Duluth
 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
Matt Beca Clarkson 2007
Braden Birch Cornell 2010, 11, 12, 13
J.B. Bitner Ohio State 2001, 02, 03, 04
Aaron Brocklehurst St. Cloud State 2004
Paul Caponigri Ohio State 2000, 01, 02, 03
Rocco Carzo UMASS-Amherst 2011
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
Andy Iles Cornell 2010, 11, 12, 13
Connor Knapp Miami (OH) 2010
David Leggio Clarkson 2007
Will MacDonald Princeton 2009
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
Josh VanDyk Maine 2007, 08, 09, 10
Sean Whitney Cornell 2009, 10, 11, 12

 

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