UAH looks to stave off elimination tonight at 6 p.m. in Game 2 at Michigan Tech. Here’s some notes on last night’s epic playoff opener, won by the Huskies 1-0 in triple overtime.
Friday night’s game was the longest in UAH hockey history, and the second multiple-overtime game for the program. It was the second-longest in WCHA history and the seventh-longest in NCAA history. It would have been sixth-longest if UMass and Notre Dame hadn’t gone to five overtimes last week.
|LONGEST GAMES IN UAH HISTORY|
|118:49||3||3/13/2015||Michigan Tech||L 1-0||WCHA Quarterfinals Game 1|
|95:18||2||3/23/2007||Notre Dame||L 3-2||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal|
|72:31||1||3/11/2007||Robert Morris||W 5-4||CHA Championship|
|72:30||1||3/15/2003||Bemidji State||L 2-1||CHA Semifinal|
|69:12||1||3/16/2002||Wayne State||L 5-4||CHA Championship|
|68:39||1||3/9/2007||Wayne State||W 4-3||CHA Quarterfinal|
Carmine Guerriero was phenomenal keeping the game scoreless as long as he could. He made 76 saves, the most in UAH and WCHA history, and 11 short of the NCAA record set by Notre Dame’s Cal Peterson in that 5OT game last week (UMass goalie Steve Mastalerz had 75 saves in that game). It was the fifth-most saves in NCAA history.
The WCHA’s previous record for saves in a single game was Kirk Daubenspeck, who had 75 saves with then-member Wisconsin against Colorado College on March 8, 1997.
Guerriero now holds two of the top three single-game save performances for UAH. He had 61 at Minnesota State on Feb. 15, 2014. Barry Friedman had the old all-time UAH record, stopping 62 against Geneseo State on Nov. 8, 1986.
|MOST SAVES IN A GAME, NCAA HISTORY|
|87||Cal Petersen||Notre Dame||3/6/2015||Massachusetts|
|78||Dick Greenlaw||Rensselaer||12/14/1965||Boston U.|
|77||Rick DiPietro||Boston U.||3/26/2000||St. Lawrence|
|77||Bill Halbrehder||Minnesota Duluth||12/19/1964||Michigan|
|76||Carmine Guerriero||Alabama Huntsville||3/13/2015||Michigan Tech|
Guerriero’s scoreless streak of 118:48 was almost nine minutes short of the longest streak in UAH history. Mark Byrne holds the longest shutout streak of 127:42, set over three games to start the 2000-01 season. Guerriero almost broke it in one game.
Alas, the Chargers streak of allowing a goal now stands at 165 games since Cam Talbot’s last UAH shutout in 2010, and UAH has been shut out 41 times in that stretch.
In the two regular-season games at Michigan Tech on January 30-31, Guerriero allowed nine goals over 84:41. He played a bit better Friday.