This year for Thanksgiving weekend, the National Girls Hockey League hosted the first annual Country Classic Showcase in Nashville, Tennessee. The event brought 28 teams of which 24 American Teams and 4 Canadian Teams to Nashville for the weekend where they competed at the Ford Ice Centre in Bellevue and Antioch, Tennessee.
The three-day event showed great competition across the U12, U14, U16, and U19 divisions.
Congratulations to the 2019 winners of each division!
2019 Country Classic Winners:
- 19U Division - Dallas Stars Elite
- 17U Division - Winnipeg Avros
- 14U Red Division - Burlington Barracuda
- 14U Blue Division - Florida Alliance
- 12U Division - Team Illinois
In addition to the youth event, the Country Classic also played host to the D1 Girls College Showcase which saw Harvard, Boston College, Minnesota, and Wisconsin compete in a 2 game showcase. Each game saw an amazing turn out with over 800 fans composed of both NGHL member teams and local hockey fans enjoying a great display of Women’s Division 1 Hockey. A special thank you to members of each college team who took some time to meet with NGHL players post-game! The meet and greet was a memorable experience for all youth players who were able to attend!
College Showcase Results
Friday, November 29th, 2019
- Wisconsin (5) vs. Harvard (1)
- Boston College (2) vs. Minnesota (2)
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
- Wisconsin (5) vs. Boston College (3)
- Minnesota (4) vs. Harvard (0)
In addition to the hockey, Nashville had many sights to offer our families including Music Row, honky-tonk bars, great shopping and of course chicken and biscuits!
We want to thank the Nashville Predators and the Ford Ice Centre Staff for their support for our girls’ and women's hockey events. Lastly, we want to give a big thank you to all the teams and their families who traveled to Nashville over the holiday weekend and made this event such a success!
We hope you’ll join us next year as we return to Nashville, November 27-29, 2020!