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First high school pond hockey game played on Palmer Lake

Cheyenne Mountain and Lewis-Palmer faced off in the inaugural Palmer Lake Outdoor Classic this week.

PALMER LAKE, Colo. — This was hockey at its roots.

No painted lines on the ice, no boards, no arena -- just a frozen sheet for kids to play the game they love.

Cheyenne Mountain and Lewis-Palmer met for the inaugural Palmer Lake Outdoor Classic on Tuesday night -- the first pond hockey game in CHSAA history.

There have been outdoor high school games before, but this was the first time players faced off on unregulated ice on a frozen lake.

Those conditions also meant that the game didn't count. The result of the game (a 4-1 victory for Cheyenne Mountain) won't impact either team's record or count in terms of standings/RPI.

But that didn't stop the community from gathering around what was a special event for all those involved.

"The athletes had fun, goals were scored, penalties were had, nobody got hurt and we got a ton of people here enjoying Palmer Lake," said Lewis-Palmer coach Scott Bradley.

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