In the absence of Canadian Hockey League playoff action in 2020, we take a look back at some of history’s greatest post-season records and achievements.
On this day, April 2, 2017, Cal Babych of the Everett Silvertips entered the Canadian Hockey League record books. The fourth year forward from North Vancouver, B.C., scored a first round series-winning goal in the fifth overtime period to end the longest game in league history at an incredible time of 151:36.
The previous record was 146:31 set on March 19, 1999, during the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Playoffs when the Hull Olympiques beat the Victoriaville Tigres 3-2 on a goal by Brock Boucher in Game 3 of a first round matchup.
The Western Hockey League’s previous high was 136:56 on March 25, 2003, when the Kamloops Blazers beat the Kootenay ICE by a 3-2 score on a goal by Colin Sinclair.
The Ontario Hockey League’s longest game was played on March 20, 1990, and lasted 123:51 when Ken Rowbotham scored for the Belleville Bulls to beat the Kingston Frontenacs 4-3.