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B.C. street hockey game lasts nearly 106 hours in bid for world record Add to ...

A group of exhausted players in Nanaimo, B.C., spent Tuesday night in their own beds after scoring what they hope is a world record for the longest street hockey game.

Organizer Tali Campbell says the 40 players faced off at 8 a.m. Friday morning and didn’t stop until late Tuesday – 105 hours and 44 minutes later.

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Campbell says that’s 27 minutes longer than the previous record.

He says players slept in three-hour shifts and were supported by an army of volunteers including score- and timekeepers, kitchen staff and fundraisers.

Two players needed hospital treatment for minor injuries suffered during the marathon game, but otherwise the event went off without a hitch.

The team used the game to raise money for several charities.

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