117 minutes and 43 seconds lasted so long in the sixth game of the Playoff quarter final series between Bern and Servette in Geneva. Mark Arcobello redeemed the SCB in the third overtime with his goal to 3:2. The striker caused for the semi-final and the longest game in the Swiss hockey history. It was 0.56 PM, the Bernese players left the ice to 1.01 PM.
In comparison to the longest game in the world- ice hockey , the Swiss match was not to be derogatory, a Warm – up, meant-to-be. In Norway, Joakim Jensen shot on 13. March 2017 2.32 PM after 17 minutes and 14 seconds of the eighth renewal of the 2:1 for the home team-Storhamar and Sparta Sarpsborg. It was the fifth game of the quarter-final series was decided, the Sarpsborg finally, 4:3. The effective time of 217:14 minutes and counts until today as a world record.
We asked to Interview the 30-year-old striker to the phone.
12. March the anniversary of this night for a second Time. What memories he stirs in you?
a Lot of pain. It was long and painful. It was a fun experience, and I'm glad we were a part of this record-breaking game. And yet I hope to never have to do something like that.
And nevertheless, you will forget this night, never again ...
no, certainly not. No one in Norway who saw this game will ever forget it. There was also a Live TV game. No one here in Hamar it is forgotten, not a party player, not a spectator, not a Ref ... As a Team, we are proud to have our small town, but has a great Hockey culture, on the hockey map of the world with this record.
Are you still on this night?
Currently, not as often. In the first few months I had to give many Interviews, the response was great. Requests came from all over Europe. Especially from the Czech Republic a lot of calls, a country with a great hockey Tradition.
How was the mood in the cabin, as an extension after the other went by without a goal?
We tried in the break to stay focus. It was an important game, it was 2:2 in the Best-of-7 series. When it came to the thirds, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, it went for a lot of only one thing: do Not fall asleep! In part, we looked at each other in the dressing room all just laughed.
What is said of the Coach?
I'm not sure if he came to eventually, still in each break in the dressing room. I don't think, after seven breaks in the same game, there is much to say, except: "Stop it! Someone will score a goal!"
Was them during the game, always aware of how many extensions were already played?
no, sometime not. But those in charge at the stadium responded well. Always a "Buzzer went off" in the middle of the game and informed us and the Fans, that just again some kind of record was broken. Eventually, it was called then: "world record!"
And eventually went out in the Arena, the food ...
Yes, and fortunately, we have a good relationship with a Restaurant in the vicinity of the stadium, where we often go as a team to eat. The game began at 18. As you heard in the Restaurant at 22 o'clock, the game still, they brought us Pizza. And midnight Pasta Carbonara. We had enough to eat.
What happened after the game?
I can still remember that I was only at 3.30 PM for a Massage, since we had to give to the game still have many Interviews in the dressing room. And I had to drink a lot since I since 5. Thirds of cramps plagued. I came to 5 at home and tried to sleep. But I was woken up at 7 because my phone was constantly ringing: calls from journalists who wanted to talk to me.
And the day after that?
I would have to work with. I'm not a Pro, I work next to the hockey still in my driving school. I allowed myself to take time off. We met in the afternoon in the ice rink. We ate, tried to recover with Massage and a short ice-skating.
you had to play two days later again ...
And it was not a good game, the Fans liked it. It was rather slow ... We lost the game. And then game 7, with 0:1, and thus the whole series. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 22.03.2019, 14:06 PM