The Elite Ice Hockey League’s Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals completed a game Saturday that should have been finished Friday if not for a referee’s blown call.
Their Challenge Cup game ended at 3-3 in regulation since the referee did not know it should have included overtime.
On Friday, officials blundered by ruling the game had ended in a 3-3 draw when it should actually have gone into a sudden-death additional 10 minutes.
The Challenge Cup match between Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals on Friday 18th September 2015 was incorrectly called as a 3-3 final score at the end of regulation time.
Belfast and Edinburgh meet again tonight (Saturday) in an Elite League game at the SSE Arena.
The Challenge Cup overtime period - and penalty shots if needed - will be played before the start of the league game.
The Elite League would like to apologise for an on-ice error and for any inconvenience caused to supporters.
Tweeted referee Dean Smith:
To the Elite league, fans and players. I'd like to apologise for the massive mistake in not playing OT this evening.
— Dean Smith (@SmithDsm1thy) September 18, 2015
Former Washington Capital Kris Beech scored the game-winner with 10 seconds remaining in the OT for Belfast.
After the overtime was finished, both teams played again where Belfast beat Edinburgh 5-2.
The Giants gave special discounts to those who attended Friday’s game and wanted to come to Saturday’s contest.
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