The University of Minnesota Duluth and North Dakota played a whopping 142 minutes and 13 seconds on March 27, 2021, in Fargo to set the record for the longest NCAA DI men’s ice hockey tournament game.
UMD won the game 2:13 into the fifth overtime on an unassisted goal by Luke Mylymok to oust No. 1 seed North Dakota earn a spot in the Frozen Four.
— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) March 28, 2021
That ended the longest NCAA tournament game since St. Lawrence and Boston U. played 123:53 on March 26, 2000, about a year a half before Mylymok was born.
In case you were wondering, UMD’s victory is not the longest game in NCAA DI history. That honor belongs to UMass and Notre Dame. The overall NCAA record for longest game (including regular season) is 151:42, set when UMass beat Notre Dame, 4-3, on March 7, 2015. That record came be found in the NCAA record book here.
Here are the 21 longest games in college hockey championship history, taken from the official NCAA record book.
|March 27. 2021||Minnesota Duluth 3, North Dakota 2||5||142:13:00||Luke Mylmok||Fargo, N.D.|
|March 26, 2000||St. Lawrence 3, Boston U. 2||4||123:53:00||Robin Carruthers||Albany, N.Y.|
|March 26, 2006||Wisconsin 1, Cornell 0||3||111:13:00||Jack Skille||Green Bay, Wis.|
|March 30, 1995||Maine 4, Michigan 3||3||100:28:00||Dan Shermerhorn||Providence, R.I.|
|March 24, 1984||Bowling Green 5, Minn. Duluth 4||4||97:11:00||Gino Cavallini||Lake Placid, N.Y.|
|March 24, 2007||Notre Dame 3, Ala.-Huntsville 2||2||95:18:00||Ryan Thang||Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|March 28, 2009||Vermont 3, Air Force 2||2||94:10:00||Dan Lawson||Bridgeport, Conn.|
|March 24, 2017||Boston U. 4, North Dakota 3||2||91:48:00||Charlie McAvoy||Fargo, N.D.|
|March 26, 2011||Denver 3, Western Mich. 2||2||91:14:00||Jason Zucker||Green Bay, Wis.|
|March 28, 1996||Colorado Col. 4, Vermont 3||2||89:31:00||Chad Remackel||Cincinnati|
|March 27, 1994||Minnesota 2, Mass.-Lowell 1||2||89:29:00||Jeff Nielsen||East Lansing, Mich.|
|March 29, 1985||Rensselaer 6, Minn. Duluth 5||3||85:45:00||John Carter||Detroit|
|March 23, 2001||Colorado Col. 3, St. Lawrence 2||2||83:30:00||Paul Manning||Worcester, Mass.|
|March 26, 1993||Northern Mich. 3, Harvard 2||2||82:43:00||Mike Harding||Worcester, Mass.|
|March 29, 2014||North Dakota 2, Ferris St. 1||2||82:28:00||Connor Gaarder||Cincinnati|
|March 30, 1991||Northern Mich. 8, Boston U. 7||3||81:57:00||Darryl Plandowski||St. Paul, Minn.|
|March 28, 2010||Miami (OH) 3, Michigan 2||2||81:54:00||Alden Hirschfeld||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|March 30, 2003||Cornell 2, Boston College 1||2||81:09:00||Matt McRae||Providence, R.I.|
|March 25, 2016||Minn. Duluth 2, Providence 1||2||80:57:00||Karson Kuhlman||Worcester, Mass.|
|March 28, 1985||Providence 4, Boston College 3||3||80:33:00||Artie Yeomelakis||Detroit|
|March 26, 2010||St. Cloud St. 4, Northern Mich. 3||2||80:23:00||Tony Mosey||St. Paul, Minn.|