May 14, 2014 10:16 am

Chestermere charity hockey marathon almost over

CALGARY – Players in a 248 hour hockey marathon in Chestermere are just hours away from unlacing their skates and sliding off their helmets.

Participants in the Hockey Marathon for the Kids are hoping to raise $2 million for charity, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Alberta flood relief and Samuel’s Ride for Rescue.

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If they complete the 248 hour game, players will break their own Guinness Word Record for the longest hockey game set two years ago.

In 2012, many of the same players participated in a 246 hour hockey marathon that raised $1.5 million for the pediatric cancer ward at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

This year’s game, which will last two hours longer, is anticipated to wrap up at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The marathon game started on Sunday, May 4th at the Chestermere Recreation Centre.

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