St. Ignatius and Northview Skate 10 Periods to Ohio State Championship Tie

By Jason Priestas on March 9, 2014 at 12:52 am

The Ohio state boys ice hockey championship will be split between St. Ignatius and Northview after the two schools skated a full 10 periods without deciding a winner.

Due to a national rule that prevents shootouts, the teams, tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, played seven overtime periods before Ohio High School Athletic Association officials met with the teams and agreed to end the state final in a tie.

While many on Twitter are calling out the OHSAA for the move, the two teams played the equivalent of 3.33 full games Saturday afternoon and at some point, player safety becomes a real concern. Besides, as SB Nation points out, there's precedent: officials in Michigan called a prep championship a draw in 2008 after the two teams remained tied after eight overtimes.

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