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Sled Classic Day 3 Recap

By AAHA, 11/21/21, 10:30AM EST


The third day of the Sled Classic sled hockey tournament has come to a close at the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne, NJ. 

The day was filled with exciting sled hockey games of all different levels. 

The Stanley Cup, along with the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Sled Classic trophy, the O’Connor Courage Trophy, were all on display to the general public for the majority of the day. 

At 2 p.m. students from the John F. Kennedy school, a middle-secondary special education school in Newark, came to participate in the tournament’s Try Hockey event. Paralympians Jack Wallace, Kyle Zych, Noah Grove, and David Eustace, and Paralympic hopefuls Malik Jones, Griffin Lamarre, and Kelsey DiClaudio helped the kids get comfortable in the sled and on the ice. 

The tournament will culminate tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 21., for each tier with championship games.

In Tier 5, the Buffalo Sabres will play the New York Islanders at 8 a.m. For Tier 4, the Vegas Golden Knights will play the Pittsburgh Penguins at 9:45 a.m. The Anaheim Ducks will face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the championship in Tier 3. At 10 a.m., the Minnesota Wild will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Tier 2 championship. 

Tier champions will receive tournament hats and a banner. The runners up will also receive banners.

In Tier 1, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Boston Bruins at 11:30 a.m. The winner will take home the O’Connor Courage Trophy in addition to hats and banners.