Hockey players in Buffalo, New York just set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game and raised over a million dollars for cancer research. The 11 Day Power Play started on Thursday, June 22 at 9 p.m. and didn’t end until Monday, July 3rd at 8 a.m.
Mike Lesakowski came up with the idea for the marathon game after his wife died of cancer at 35. On its website, the 11-Day power play vowed to be “an unfathomably fierce fight --yet it’s nothing compared to the battle cancer patients face each day.”
The game beat the old record of 250 hours, three minutes, and 20 seconds, which was set by players in Alberta, Canada. The final score on the 11-Day Power play was 1697 to 1725! And it raised $1.2 million for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.