Amateur hockey players in southern Alberta were nearing the end Wednesday of an 11-day marathon game to make it into the Guinness World Record book.
Forty men in Chestermere, just east of Calgary, have rotated shifts on the ice since May 6 and were to reach their goal at 6 p.m.
If they make it, they will have played for 246 hours, making it the longest hockey game ever played.
The men were playing through exhaustion and pain — one player had a broken ankle.
The players are trying to raise $1.5 million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
One of the players is Lyall Marshall, whose six-year-old daughter, Diamond, captured hearts across the country last summer when she darted out to greet the Duchess of Cambridge on a royal tour stop in Calgary.