North Huntingdon native Austen Swankler ends USHL’s longest playoff game with goal
Irwin native Austen Swankler ended the longest game in United States Hockey League history Thursday morning by scoring the game-winning goal at 2:57 of the fourth overtime to give Sioux Falls a 3-2 victory against Sioux City.
The game lasted 122 minutes and 57 seconds.
— USHL (@USHL) April 18, 2019
The win helped Sioux Falls sweep the series and advance to the Western Conference semifinals, where it will play Waterloo starting Friday.
Swankler, a Michigan commit, spent the 2017-18 season playing for the Oakland (Mich.) Jr. Grizzlies where he scored 38 goals and added 65 assists in 63 games.
Playing at that level got Swankler noticed around the hockey world, and he could be the next Western Pennsylvania player to be drafted into the NHL.
He scored 11 goals and has 25 assists in 44 games for Sioux Falls.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .