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Outdoor hockey players in Alberta break records, raise $1.575M for cancer research

Last Updated Feb 15, 2021 at 8:54 am EDT

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — The world’s longest hockey game has broken multiple records this year.

Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb. 4 to raise $1.5 million for cancer research at the University of Alberta.

They hit the 252-hour goal around 6 a.m. today and broke their own Guinness World Record.

They raised at least $1.574 million — and counting.

And they did it during an extreme cold weather warning that persisted for  much of the last 10 days.

Pucks were shattering as players passed them along the boards, skate blades broke in half, pieces of masks fell off as glue let go and goalie pads cracked in the bitter cold.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Feb. 15, 2021.

The Canadian Press