Thursday, March 24, 2022

Goal "That Wasn't" -- How Did That Happen?

Folks, if you were watching the Notre Dame vs. North Dakota NCAA Hockey Tournament game tonight -- you saw what looked like the game winning goal with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.  

The photo above shows the game clock with time left when goal was scored!

The TV clock showed that -- as did the "green light" (video below) that went off showing the goal was scored in regulation time... 

Here was Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson talking about the referee's call:

“I just based it on what was on the scoreboard and they’re telling me there’s two different clocks? We’re playing to the scoreboard, not to a clock that’s not visible to anybody,” Jackson explained. “When the green light went on I assumed there was still time on the clock. At least that’s the way it is in the NHL.”

Well, the referees called it a NO GOAL -- forcing OT, which Notre Dame fortunately prevailed.

But, what if they had not? 

It will be interesting to see if the NCAA releases a statement later tonight or tomorrow on why they disallowed the goal...

Notre Dame Talks OT Win Over North Dakota!


Notre Dame begins the presser at the 3:30 mark -- please advance the video.


Cowherd Asks ND Players: Kelly vs. Freeman?

NCAA: Notre Dame Hockey vs. North Dakota


The #3 seeded Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the #2 seeded Fighting Hawks of North Dakota tonight at 6 PM ET on ESPNU in the 1st Round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament in Albany, NY.

Go Irish!