Norwegian teams set world record for longest hockey game

Storhamar and Sparta got together for a playoff game on Sunday in Norway. It turned into an epic, setting a world record of sorts, before ending the next day.

The Norwegian teams battled into the eighth overtime in a game that featured 189 shots before Storhamar won, 2-1.

The contest started at 6 p.m. local time and ended at 2:32 a.m. The 217 minutes and 14 seconds played broke the mark of 176 minutes and 30 seconds, during a Stanley Cup playoff game between Detroit and Montreal Maroons on March 24, 1936.

The game’s length created some interesting circumstances:

“The home team has ordered pizza and pasta for the team, and the away team bought up the rest of the concession stand” – /u/chappinn

“Due to the hockey match between Storhamar and Sparta, which has lasted a bit longer than usual, people are reporting their loved ones missing” – Local police on Twitter

“Commentators mentions that the Zamboni has driven over 3 hours tonight”