The Frank L. Messa Rink at Achilles Center is a 2,225-seat multi-purpose arena in Schenectady, New York. It is home to the Union College Skating Dutchmen men's and women's ice hockey teams, members of the ECAC Hockey League. In 2004, it was renovated and renamed Frank L. Messa Rink at Achilles Center. It is named for Frank L. Messa, class of 1973, who is a member of the board of trustees and co-chair of one of the school's main fundraising programs. The building was originally named for the Rev. H. Laurence Achilles, Sr., who was the original benefactor of the arena.
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- It played host to the then longest NCAA men's ice hockey game in NCAA history. It occurred on March 4, 2006, in Game 2 of the ECAC Tournament First Round best of three series between Yale University and Union. Yale won 3-2 at 1:35 into the 5th overtime. The game, overall, took 141:35 to decide the winner.