Royals' post-season push ended during longest game in CHL history
At 151 minutes 36 seconds, the Victoria Royals and Everett Silvertips played the longest game in WHL and Canadian Hockey League post-season history. April 1, 2017. (VictoriaRoyals.com)
VICTORIA - Cal Babych scored his second goal of the game at 11:36 of the fifth overtime to lift the Everett Silvertips over the Victoria Royals 3-2 on Sunday night and win their first round Western Hockey League playoff series in six games.
At 151 minutes 36 seconds, it's the longest game in WHL and Canadian Hockey League post-season history. The previous record was held between Victoriaville and Hull which lasted 146:31 on March 19, 1999.
Noah Juulsen also chipped in for Everett, which won the best-of-seven series 4-2. Carter Hart finished with 64 saves.
Regan Nagy and Jared Dmytriw, on the power play, replied for the Royals. Griffen Outhouse stopped 72 shots in defeat.
The Silvertips were scoreless on four power plays and Victoria was 1 for 4.