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Denver East claims 5A hockey crown

The Angels dethroned back-to-back state champion Valor Christian in the Class 5A title game on Tuesday night.

DENVER — There's a first time for everything -- perhaps that's why this tastes so sweet.

The Denver East hockey team captured its first hockey state title in program history on Tuesday night with a 6-3 victory over back-to-back champion Valor Christian in the Class 5A title game at Ball Arena.

Players like Joseph Capra and Connor Hasse stood out with their incredible play for three full periods. The win cements East as the first-ever DPS team to win a hockey state championship. 

The Angels finish their remarkable state championship-winning season with a 20-1-1 record.

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