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Mikey
05-16-2012, 10:19 PM
I know this is way off topic for most on here but just wanted to give a shout out to the 40 hockey players and MANY volunteers who either played in the game or helped out to keep the players going.

This Hockey game set a new Guiness book of world records ,with the game lasting 246 hrs. Players ,played on 4hrs off 4 hrs staggered shifts for the last 10 days in a Nearby local arena. Helping to raise 1.5 Million for our local Childrens hospital cancer unit.

Players were not allowed to leave the building, they lived at the arena and slept in an adjacent curling rink set up with cots and a small indoor village allowing them to sleep and eat between shifts etc. Many volunteers ,helped feed and nurse and basically care for the players. Injuries ,were everything from cuts , bruises stiches,broken teeth a broken ankle ( which the guy broke on day 2) still playing..... to swollen feet. Most players had to swap skates midway through ,upping skate sizes on average 2 sizes,due to swollen feet.

The goal was to raise 1.5 Million with 1.4 officially reached at games end,with cash donations still coming in so the goal will likely be achieved.

Most of the players are from the Oil/gas industry etc but quite a variety, still a pretty skilled bunch just the same.

Not that the score was important .... but final score was 4100? to 3800?. Anyways just want to put out a Thankyou to all those involved. I have a couple friends who helped and a friend who played. The City/Country are proud of you. Way to go Guys.

Mikey
05-16-2012, 10:22 PM
Forgot to mention,players were expected to eat on average 10,000 calories a day to maintain there health. Most burned 12,000 a day so average weight loss was nearly 20 lbs per player. New weight loss program???

wolfeman131
05-17-2012, 09:55 AM
That's a great event for a great cause.

So, did you play?

kaneboats
05-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Sounds like a dentist's fantasy.

New Guy
05-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Wow I can barely skate hard for 20 minutes let alone 4 hours straight.

!.5 Mil is a huge number congratulations!

bkearney
05-17-2012, 03:49 PM
I want to play next time. I am sure they need more pylons.

cab13367
05-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Wow, just wow! A couple years ago, I ran 10 miles and played two hockey games all in one day but that is nothing compared to playing 4 hours on/4 hours off for 10 straight days!

Mikey
05-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Did i play? No. I used to play a fair amount years ago,mens beer league etc,but nothing serious.Till i hurt my back 12plus years ago. Now i play shinny a couple times a year as i'm scared of a big fall/hit etc.Even Non contact hockey can be rough. I took up refereeing for a few years,which was good exercise etc. Actually almost better than playing as you are non stop All game.I then dropped down to entry level reffing to help teach young refs just starting out. Last few years i took up Volleyball,which has become my new passion .
I considered offering to help ref but i'm not certified anymore and because of the officialness of the Game ,not the competitiveness,i couldn;t.

Would have been a long haul just doing a 4hr shift at that. My hats off to the players.
They now have exceeded there goal and still counting....

The other thing would be the time commitment. Most took time off from work as holidays etc. I wish i had that kinda extra time ,but sadly,i don't. I just cheered a little and supported in a small way .

Mikey
05-17-2012, 11:01 PM
There has already been mention in the news by a few players that if the record was/is beat,in a couple years it may happen again,Raise some more money,and pride?

dru1974
05-18-2012, 08:34 PM
It was well known of down here and we are all very impressed...congrats to all who participated:p