Major Records Fall in Longest Session Ever
The Burton Hockey record book was wiped clean in Sunday's BUSH SuperSession, the longest session ever at twelve games, setting new standards for scoring and saves in a session, among others.
The most hallowed record in Burton Hockey was one of the victims this day, as Kyle Grenier scored 42 points to erase the long-standard mark of 40 set by Robert Rogers in 2003 and equalled earlier this season by Pat Elischer. K.J. O'Connor recorded the fourth-highest scoring session ever with 39 points, and set a new Burton record of his own with 21 assists. Grenier and Ben de Wit each had 20 assists, all three players surpassing Lee Orr's record of 19 assists set back in June.
Just as notable were the shot totals, which reached levels previously considered unfathomable in Burton. 587 shots on goal were recorded over the course of the day compared to the previous record of 406 set on 24 June 2003, and the record for saves in a session was obliterated by Shem Hanna (248) and Joe Leonard (241). The marks were well above the previous record of 206, set by Nathan Robson in 2003. No other sessions have seen a goalie reach even 165 saves. The shooting gallery was led by de Wit with 120 shots on goal, destroying Seamus O'Connor's previous record of 102. Close behind were Grenier (114) and K.J. O'Connor (106).
The length of the session was a record in itself, lasting 12 games over six hours and forty-five minutes including a 45-minute intermission. Even with the intermission, no previous session comes close.