November 17-20, the LA Kings Sled Hockey team traveled to Nashville to take part in the NHL Sled Classic. This tournament is open for sled hockey teams that are sponsored by an NHL team. In our division, there were two Nashville Sled Pred teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Out of all of those teams, the way the brackets went, the Kings played the Preds 1, the Canes, the Preds 2, and the Penguins during the tournament.
Out of the four games the team played, we won two and lost two. The two we lost we lost by only one goal. It was disappointing to be knocked out in the semi-finals rather than going to the finals in the tourney, but we commend the team for their perseverance and toughness.
Our next tournaments is in San Diego the weekend of January 7-8.
Then on to Phoenix February 10-12.
Then our "home" tournament in Valencia March 3-5.
Then Nationals in San Jose April 6-9.