On Saturday, February 23, the Minnetonka (Minnesota) High School girls ice hockey team defeated Maplewood (Minnesota) Hill-Murray High School, 3-1, to claim its third consecutive Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class 2A state title.
If the Skippers seemed a little flat or tired in that game, it might have been due to the fact that their 4-3 six-overtime semifinal victory over Lakeville (Minnesota) North High School the night before lasted 4 hours, 15 minutes. That game, which ended shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, was the longest in MSHSL girls ice hockey state tournament history.
In that semifinal game, Amy Petersen’s goal in the sixth overtime lifted Minnetonka High School to the victory. Petersen had a goal and an assist in the title game, while teammate Sydney Rossman made 17 saves.
According the National Federation of State High School Associations’ online multimedia National High School Sports Record Book, the six-overtime game ranks second all time behind the seven-overtime game between Dimond (Alaska) West High School and Anchorage (Alaska) Service East High School played on January 30, 2007.
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