World’s Longest Hockey Game Played in Deep Freeze in Alberta
SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (AP) — The world’s longest hockey game carried on in ghastly cold weather in Alberta, Canada. Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Feb. 4. Temperatures plunged at times between a bone-shaking minus 40 and minus 67 Fahrenheit. Pucks shattered as players passed them along the boards, skate blades broke in half, pieces of masks fell off as glue let go and goalie pads cracked. The game was played on a rural property during an extreme cold weather warning that has persisted for much of the last 10 days. The endeavor has raised about $1.5 million so far for cancer research at the University of Alberta.