World's Longest Hockey Game comes to a close

Thursday, 17.05.2012 / 8:47 AM / News
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World\'s Longest Hockey Game comes to a close

CHESTERMERE, AB -- At 6:00 PM on Wednesday, the World's Longest Hockey Game finally game to a close with $1.4 million raised for the Pediatric Cancer Patients Ward of the Alberta Children's Hospital.

The game lasted an incredible 246 hours and set a new Guiness World Record.

The final score was 4,178 - 3,845 for Team Cure. Dave Shillington was the game's leading scorer with 524 goals - smashing the previous World Record holding game's highest individual total of 313.

Several familiar faces have popped by the arena over the last 10 days to cheer on the players. Former Flame Brendan Morrison made an appearance, acting as a referee for a while. Jarome Iginla stopped by on Tuesday to get a tour of the facility and meet the players. Craig Conroy has been by the arena a couple of times. Paul Brandt was on hand at the conclusion of the game to play "I Was There," - the song he wrote for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships.

For more information on the event, check out the official Hockey Marathon website.