Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gustavus wins epic game (updated)

The Gustavus Adolphus men's hockey team won its MIAC semifinal game over Augsburg on Saturday with 1:22 minutes remaining in the FOURTH overtime. Eric Bigham scored the unassisted goal to win 6-5 after 138:38 minutes of hockey, which made it the longest game in NCAA Division III history and the second-longest game in college hockey history.

Read more on the records set in this game here.

The Gusties put 104 shots on goal, while Augsburg put 58 shots on net for a grand total of 161 shots on net in the game. Augsburg goalie Justin Lochner made 98 saves, including 17 in the fourth OT before Bigham finally scored Gustavus' Josh Swartout made 52 saves.

I hope to have more on this game on Sunday and certainly try to sort out the NCAA records that were set in this game.

Gustavus will play St. Thomas, which defeated Hamline in a single overtime on Saturday, in the MIAC title game on Wednesday night in St. Peter.

Meanwhile, the Gustavus women's hockey team put 75 shots on goal on Saturday in an 8-0 win over Augsburg to win the MIAC regular-season title. So the Gusties put 179 shots up on opposing goalies on Saturday at the Don Roberts Ice Rink.

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