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Calgary-area hockey players face off to raise money for kids cancer and beat Guinness record

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There might be a run on blister bandages over the next couple of weeks as Calgary-area hockey players try to set a new Guinness World Record.

The puck drops at 8 p.m. Thursday for the start of what will hopefully be the world’s longest hockey game in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Forty players, ranging in age from 25-60, will skate 11 days straight at the Chestermere recreation centre, hoping to end the Hockey Marathon for the Kids on April 11.

The event started in 2012, when it raised $1.2 million. That year, 246 hours of hockey were played.

In 2014, players raised $1.7 million and set a new record of 248 consecutive hours of hockey.

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This year, the goal is 261 hours.

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