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Youth hockey match goes twelve overtimes, ends in shoot-out (video)

Apr 21, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

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There have been many memorable overtime-sporting events but have you ever seen a sporting event go twelve overtimes? Well, a girls’ youth hockey match reached that impressive level last Tuesday.

It happened at the Atom A provincial round-robin championship tournament in a first-round game between the Stratford Aces and the Chatham Outlaws in Toronto, Canada. Coaches for both squads of 4th/5th graders wanted to end the game in a shoot-out prior to the twelfth overtime but girls on each squad wanted to play it out.

However after the twelfth overtime of play with no winner decided, a shoot-out had to decide the winner and after nearly 156 minutes of total ice time, 10-year-old Emily McFadden of the Stratford Aces put in the game-winner as the fourth shooter:

 “I was feeling kind of scared as the game went on. It was intense,” McFadden said. “I was very tired and the other team was barfing.”  “Right before I flipped, I saw it. The puck was in slow-mo,” she said. “In the huddle, our goalie, Skyler Stockie said ‘thanks for scoring’. “

The Aces day didn’t end there as they played another tournament match against North Halton two hours later. Stratford would go onto win that match by the score of 1-0…in the third overtime.

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Girls minor league game goes 12 overtimes [Toronto Star]

Hockey Game goes 12 OT’s [MSN Now]