151 minute and 36 second.
That’s how long it took to end the game between the Victoria Royals and Everett Silvertips. The game started shortly after 2 p.m. and ended just before 8 p.m.
Sadly, the Royals were defeated 3-2, in a contest that saw five overtime periods, on Sunday evening and fell to the Silvertips in Round 1 of the best-of-seven series four games to two.
The game marks the longest game in the Canadian Hockey League playoff history. The record was previously held by the Victoriaville Tigers and the Hull Olympiques in 1999 when they participated in a 146 minute and 31 second contest.
The longest playoff game in Western Hockey League history was 136 minutes and 56 seconds between the Kamloops Blazers and the Kootenay Ice.
Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse started for the home side and turned aside 72 out of the 75 pucks fired his way.
Carter Hart was in goal for Everett and stopped 64 out of the 66 shots he faced.
Everett forward Cal Babych scored two goals including the game-winner, which came 11:36 into the fifth overtime. Defenceman Noah Juulsen tallied the other marker.
Victoria’s goals were registered by Regan Nagy and Jared Dmytriw.
When the game ended, both teams received an appreciative and rousing ovation from the fans who spent five hours and 49 minutes of total game time in the building.
When the game ended, both squads received an appreciative and rousing ovation from the fans. The announced attendance at the start of the game was 4,613 and a large portion stayed to the bitter end, Few fans in hockey history have spent as much time watching a single game.