Sunday's action on Hailey's McKercher Park outdoor ice sheet was a legendary moment in south county hockey history like the now-legendary Ice Bowl played outdoors on New Year's Day between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Orchard Park, N.Y.
Over 71,000 rabid hockey fans saw that Penguins 2-1 NHL shootout victory. In contrast, spectators numbered in the dozens for Sunday's Blaine County Recreation District Pond Hockey Classic in a four-on-four, no goalie format.
But the day went on without too many hitches, organizer Piers Lamb said, and everybody had a lot of fun playing double elimination games in eight-minute halves.
Check next week's Local Life edition for team photos from last weekend's Pond Hockey Classic. Results:
Youth Division (14-and-under): Ten kids played two games.
Women's Division (5 teams): 1—Luna Tuna (undefeated). 2—Beyondie. 3—UTF (Unleash the Fury). Other teams were Pucker Chuckers and Oawsome.
Intermediate Division (8 teams): 1—Hailey Chiefs (undefeated). 2—The Vandals. Other teams were The Somesets, CP1000se, The Lumberjacks, Tommy Chipewah, Pond Rats and Steven's Stevens.
Advanced Division (8 teams): 1—3 Midgets and A Medium. 2—Hot Garbage. 3—Festerval. Other teams were RLB, Odd Man Rush, The Madderdaddy's, The Nor'easters and Hot Lunch.