After 12 IIHF World Championships tournaments, Hilary Knight has re-written the record books as during the US’s quarterfinal game against Hungary she tied and then broke Hayley Wickenheiser’s all-time points record at the tournament.
Knight now sits a top the record book with 87 points.
The record breaking point was, of course, a goal at 43:00 in the third period. It was assisted by newcomer Hannah Bilka and Knight’s longtime teammate Hannah Brandt.
Initially, the record breaking point was thought to come off as a secondary assist to Caroline Harvey’s goal to make it 9-0 at 35:49 in the second period. But a scoring change by IIHF rewrote the books in live time.
Her teammates mobbed her at the bench to celebrate the moment. Her family was in the stands as well.
She had tied the record earlier in the game by getting the primary assist on Hannah Bilka’s goal at 32:39 in the second period.
Knight is also the record holder for goals at the tournament, a record she broke just over a year ago, with 50. The next closest active players are Brianna Decker (28) and Marie-Philip Poulin (27).