In the 66-year history of the NPHL, a lot of records have been established. Last night, GP and DC came oh so close to tieing a league playoff record.
NPHL.com research has revealed that the 3-1 DC win tied for second lowest score to open an NPHL Final in history.
Two other NPHL Finals opened with 3-1 scores. The first was in 2005-06 when Grande Prairie defeated Spirit River at home; the second was in 2010-11 when Spirit River won 3-1 at Falher.
The record for lowest goals is 3 shared by two games. The first teams to set the mark was in 1958-59 when High Prairie defeated Grimshaw at home 2-1. The second game occurred in 2006-07 when Horse Lake won at Fort St. John 2-1.
Had DC not scored into an empty net with 67 seconds remaining, the game would have tied the NPHL record.