Street hockey players keep up world-record pace

Dayne Wright looks to pass the ball around an opponent a little after midnight Monday during the Quality Foods World
Dayne Wright looks to pass the ball around an opponent a little after midnight Monday during the Quality Foods World's Longest Street Hockey Game at the Lions Sports Centre lacrosse box.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

It’s being billed as the world’s longest street hockey game, and it’s shaping up to become just that.

As of press time, Youth Sticking Together was on pace to complete 105 hours, 17 minutes of street hockey to get into the book of Guinness World Records.

“They’re now on that downhill glide. It’s really time for the countdown to start,” said Tali Campbell, event organizer.

The Quality Foods World’s Longest Street Hockey Game is going on at the Lions Sports Centre lacrosse box next to the Nanaimo Curling Centre and faceoff was Friday morning. If everything goes to plan, the record will fall Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 5:17 p.m.

As of Monday morning, only one player had left the game due to injury. Everyone else has played through bumps, bruises, blisters and exhaustion.

“I’m so tired right now…” said Madison Boond, one of the players, at midnight Monday. “I know I sound like a hockey player, but you’ve just got to take it one shift at a time.”

A couple players have been slowed by heat stroke, but have rested and returned to action. Quick shifts and sunscreen would get them through another hot day Monday, Campbell said.

“We’re really pleased with the dedication of all these players…” he said. “We’re proud of every single one of them for how far they’ve come and we know they’re not quitting.”

Boond said everyone will stick with it and break the record.

“Oh yeah,” he said. “There’s no going back from here.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Teacher strike cheques in the mail
CANCER & FAMILIES-Part 3 – Family focus brought to cancer care
Fire departments respond to school fire
COFFEE WITH: Chamber of commerce point man retires
Herring season ready to roll
Quiet B.C. historian was wartime MI-5 spy
ELECTION 2104: Men vying for Mill Bay director identify sewer and salary issues among top priorities
2012 Predictions - Theatre - Clayton Jevne, Theatre Inconnu
The Week - March 10

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.