Florida College Classic Overview

Friday draws nearer for college hockey fans whom have waited, for what feels like, months for the pucks to begin to drop once again.


In Estero, Florida, just south of Fort Myers, Minnesota Duluth, Ferris State, Maine, and Cornell are all partaking in one of the best college hockey tournaments (vacation wise anyway) that this year has to offer.

The Florida College Classic began in 2000 and is supported by the Florida Everblades.

Of the teams involved, Maine holds the best tournament record of 15-9, then Cornell at 11-13, UMD at 1-1, and Ferris State winless, but also unbeaten as this is their first experience in Florida.

Maine took the tourney last year from UMass and also won in 2009.  Maine has won the Florida College Classic 5 times and Cornell 3 times.  The best the UMD Bulldogs have come is 2nd in 2005, their only tourney appearance.  You can find the tourney info HERE and of course, the wiki HERE.

I have some statistics up for team comparisons as I believe match-ups between the teams in the tourney are few-to-none.

Team Stats:

Record Scoring O Scoring D Last 6
UMD Bulldogs 7-8-3 2.89 2.78 4-1-1
Ferris State Bulldogs 7-7-3 2.82 2.47 2-3-1
Maine Black Bears 2-11-2 1.33 2.8 1-3-2
Cornell Big Red 6-3-2 2.45 1.79 3-2-1

Player Stats:

Team G A Pts GP
Mike Seidel UMD 11 8 19 18
Tony Cameranesi UMD 8 11 19 18
Austin Farley UMD 7 9 16 17
Kyle Bonis FSU 8 5 13 17
Garrett Thompson FSU 6 6 12 17
Travis Ouellette FSU 4 7 11 17
Devin Shore UM 1 6 7 15
Joey Diamond UM 3 3 6 14
Ben Hutton UM 2 4 6 15
Greg Miller CBR 5 4 9 11
Joakim Ryan CBR 0 9 9 11
Joel Lowry CBR 5 3 8 11

Team GAA Save %
Matt McNeely UMD 2.47 89.9%
Aaron Crandall UMD 3.1 88.4%
C.J. Motte FSU 2.26 92.7%
Martin Ouellette UM 2.23 91.5%
Dan Sullivan UM 3.34 89.8%
Andy Iles CBR 1.8 93.0%


GO DOGS!!!

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