Chestermere’s Longest Ongoing Hockey Game – StrathmoreNow.com

It all started Thursday night. A 261-hour hockey game for the record books takes place today at the Chestermere Recreation Centre.

This event also serves as a fundraiser for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Starting March 31, 40 hockey players will line up to play hockey until April 11.

During the game, Garry Shoults, the volunteer manager, explained how things were going on the second day.

“The whole program is going very, very well. The feet hold and the players hold.

“There were very few injuries that I can remember. It’s for a very good cause, Alberta Children’s Hospital, so hopefully they can continue,” he said. Laughing Shoults commented: “I’m not sure what the score is, but I’m sure it’s very high, but it’s just a great day and great organization.

Carmen Dressler of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “We are so thrilled to have this hockey marathon returning this year to compete for the Guinness Book of World Records. Were. so grateful that these 40 people are volunteering their time to spend 11 days with us raising money for amazing causes. just eat, sleep and breathe here for the next 11 days, all for such an amazing and important cause, and to help our children in our community.

About the game, she said she had streamed it live the night before: “Looks like they’re taking it slow and steady.

They’re going their own way, but there’s still a lot of energy here, a lot of smiles on their faces and we know people are very, very excited to skate and be part of such an important cause,” she said. declared.

Learn more about the Hockey Marathon here: https://hockeymarathon.com/

Catherine J. Martinez