February 22, 2008

Hockey players east of Edmonton set world record for longest game: 2 teams of 20 played for 241 continuous hours, raising $300,000 for pediatric cancer research. The weather was bone chilling at the start of the 10 day marathon, with wind chills making it feel like -35 degrees Celcius.

posted by tommytrump to extreme at 01:13 AM - 6 comments

I'll bet they still had a player who complained he didn't get enough ice time.

posted by sandskater at 09:00 AM on February 22

In the context of the brutal cold that these guys endured right outta the gates, this is an extra special thing these guys did. I went out to see the event on day 5, and these guys were still really giving it ... even four hours into a five hour shift. They were playing hockey. It was impressive as hell. The whole set up, the rink (the boards surrounded with chain link to keep the puck from goin' astray into the sometimes very large crowds), the venue (firepits, bleachers, concession, etc. etc. etc.). Anyway, my point is ... hats off to these guys. A super-impressive effort for a very worthy cause!

posted by Spitztengle at 10:15 AM on February 22

Congratulations to everyone involved. I'll assume that even though the good doctor had a regulation rink in his backyard, he didn't have a Zamboni. I'm also guessing the ice gets pretty choppy after the first 3 or 4 days. Man, it sure gets cold there. 4800 total goals? Holy crap, the GAA and SV% stats just went way up. I want to play next time! Thanks for the article, TT.

posted by BoKnows at 10:29 AM on February 22

Sounds like a hell of a time for a very good cause, nice work to all involved. Cool link, TT.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:58 PM on February 22

I'll assume that even though the good doctor had a regulation rink in his backyard, he didn't have a Zamboni Oh, but he DID have a zamboni ... even two if I'm not mistaken. And from what I heard, it's actually the warm weather that causes more problems with the ice. I think they actually had to play half-rink for a while to not let the ice in front of the nets get too bad.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:03 PM on February 23

Oh, but he DID have a zamboni ... even two if I'm not mistaken. I won't be far from there (relatively) in a couple months. I'm moving to NW Montana this summer. About half an hour south of the border. Not too far from Calgary. Next time this happens, I will be there in one capacity or the other. I even have Zamboni experience.

posted by BoKnows at 12:20 PM on February 23

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