The first classic was held during the 2004–05 season when Colorado College won in a shootout. The first three years of the tournament were held at Nationwide Arena, and has been held at Ohio State's home arena Value City Arena every year since. The Miami Redhawks along with Ohio State have participated in every Ohio Hockey Classic.
Just four days after the 2009 tournament ended, Ohio State coach John Markell stated the tournament will be discontinued due to lack of sponsorship.
The classic is a four-team tournament. In 2004, both night one's and two's matchups were predetermined. Since then, night one's winners play each other for the tournament's title, and the first night's losers play each other as a consolation. If a game is tied after the completion of a five-minute overtime period, the teams participate in a shootout which is only for the purpose of deciding a champion for the tournament. The first two classics came down to a shootout.
|2004||Colorado College||Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Nationwide Arena|
|2005||Miami (OH)||Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Nationwide Arena|
|2006||Ohio State||Miami (OH)||Columbus, Ohio||Nationwide Arena|
|2007||Miami (OH)||Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Value City Arena|
|2009||Ohio State||Clarkson||Columbus, Ohio||Value City Arena|
The tournament was normally in the last week of December. Due to Christmas falling on a Thursday, the 2008 tournament was pushed to the first weekend of 2009.
Matt Jurkiewicz was 5X Tourney MVP
- Ohio Hockey Classic. College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2009-03-03.
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