Friday, March 12, 2010
Updated: March 13, 6:02 PM ET
Game is longest ever in college hockey
ESPN.com news services
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- It took five overtimes and nearly six hours, but Quinnipiac managed to edge out Union College 3-2 early Saturday in the longest hockey game in college history.
Senior forward Greg Holt of the Bobcats scored 10:22 into the fifth overtime to give Quinnipiac the win in the ECAC best-of-three quarterfinal series.
"I am too tired to think about anything," Holt said, according to the Albany Times Union. "I was just trying to get the puck to the net . . . I can't even tell you how tired I am because I can't even think right now."
At 150 minutes and 22 seconds, it was the longest game in college hockey history. The previous record was set in 2006, when Yale beat Union College 3-2 in a game that was 141 minutes and 35 seconds long.
Quinnipiac goalie Dan Clarke faced 75 shots, and Union goalie Keith Kincaid, a freshman, faced 55.
Union College appears to be snakebit in overtime games. The Dutchmen have played eight extra-period games since going to Division I in 1991, and they have lost seven of them.
Third-seeded Union scored two goals in the first period; seventh-seeded Quinnipiac scored a goal in each of the first and second periods.
The series continues Saturday night. Game 3, if necessary, will be Sunday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.