Marathon Attempt a Huge Success!!!
27 hours of hockey equates to almost $15,000 to Roswell!March 7th, 2011 at 7:41PM March 9th, 2011 3:59PM
Roller hockey teams await word on feat
The Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey skaters did their part over the weekend.
Now it's up to Guinness World Records to accept their application for the longest roller hockey game in history at 27 hours, 20 minutes.
The Blue and White roller hockey teams dropped the puck in Lockport's Kenan Center at 10 a.m. Saturday and finished at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in a marathon of wheels, sticks and pucks that netted about $15,000 to benefit Carly's Club for Kids and Cancer Research.
"When it was all over, the adrenaline kicked in, but they'll probably all sleep the rest of the afternoon," spokeswoman Cheryl Walsh said Sunday.
She said two teams of 16 players continuously competed, occasionally spelling each other. While no official Guinness adjudicator was on hand because of cost considerations, the Wings organization carefully followed all the Guinness rules and documented the entire marathon.
"They'll review everything and let us know in a few months, but we're pretty confident," she said of the Guinness officials.
The current record for the longest roller hockey game -- 25 hours, 20 minutes -- was set last December in France.
The Buffalo players raised money through pledges, from spectators' donations and from an auction at the event. Players also wore names on their uniforms in memory of friends who have died of cancer.
Proceeds from the event benefit Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, which offers support programs for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Carly's Club also raises funds for pediatric cancer research.
The event was sponsored in part by Drum Oil and Propane, Pyramid Time Systems and Foxy Delivery Service.
And for those keeping score at home, the final score was Blue 444-White 365.