One of hockey’s greatest performances at any level happened to come in the longest high school girls’ hockey game in Minnesota history. Unfortunately, the team whose player put on the performance did not come out the victors.
East Ridge (Woodbury) defeated Apple Valley in a Class 2A, Section 3 quarterfinal on Wednesday night in a game that included six overtimes and 155 total shots.
One-hundred fourteen of those shots were fired upon Apple Valley goaltender Taylor DeForrest. Taylor was able to deflect a whopping 111 of them, absolutely crushingthe previous record of 59 in a single game.
“It was obviously really sad that our season ended, but knowing that we literally gave all we could out on the ice and that there was no more we could do was a good feeling,” DeForrest told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“I’ve been a hockey coach for 36 years, and never seen anything like that,” East Ridge’s Tom Kulenkamp said.
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