The World’s Longest Hockey Game Juniors was held at Saiker’s Acres in Sherwood Park over the weekend.
Between Thursday (Jan. 25) to Sunday, over 45 youth players took shifts on the ice to help raise money for the Cure Cancer Foundation.
Players from Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, and the surrounding area came to help out, and by the time the game ended, they raised over $400,000.
The ceremonial puckdrop was done by former Oilers Craig MacTavish and Kevin Lowe. By the time the games ended, there was nearly 2,300 goals scored.
The World’s Longest Hockey Game has been going on in Sherwood Park since 2003. In the last 21 years the event has raised $7.4 million in support of cancer research.
There’s also an adult version of the World’s Longest Hockey Game, which will be coming to the area in 2025.
Donations for the game are still accepted by visiting the World’s Longest Hockey Game website here.