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ON THIS DATE: MAY 30, 2003

By: Derek Wills
05/30/2013 9:19 AM -

ON THIS DATE: On May 30, 2003, Game 2 of the American Hockey League's 2003 Calder Cup Finals began.  The game ended at 1:06 a.m. Eastern Time on May 31, 2003 when Hamilton forward Michael Ryder scored on Houston goaltender Johan Holmqvist with 5:04 remaining in the fourth overtime.  With the win in front of a then franchise record crowd of 10,419 fans at Copps Coliseum, the Bulldogs drew even with the Aeros in the best-of-seven series tying it at one.

 

Click here to listen to Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills and Colour Commentator Al Craig call the historic goal

 

Hamilton netminder Ty Conklin stopped 83 of 84 Houston shots while Aeros goaltender Johan Holmqvist turned away 79 of 81 Bulldogs shots.

At the time, the 134 minute and 56 second game was the longest in AHL history, a record that was broken by the Philadelphia Phantoms and Albany River Rats on April 24, 2008.



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