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    Default Hockey Of The Guinness Kind

    **Betcha thought I was making a post about BEER eh? **

    Too bad this couldn't be finished in the manner intended - but I am sure that the real intent was still accomplished.

    Poor ice forces end of attempt at longest hockey game after 87 hours

    Canadian Press Sunday, February 22, 2004

    EDMONTON (CP) - After 87 hours 10 minutes, an attempt at breaking the world record for the longest hockey game was abandoned because the ice was melting from unseasonably mild temperatures.

    Final score: Black 1,186, Red 951.

    The game fell well short of the Guinness world record of 130 hours seven minutes set by the Moosomin, Sask., Moose Fraternity, Oct. 13-18, 2003.

    Two teams of 20 CFB Edmonton soldiers, who were selected from among 125 applicants required to take a physical fitness test, began to play Wednesday and had hoped to continue on the outdoor rink adjacent to the barracks for 144 hours till Tuesday raising money for the Stollery Children's Hospital's purchase of pediatric operating room equipment.

    "The decision was made at 12:36 a.m. (local time Sunday) after four consecutive nights of unseasonably high temperatures caused the ice to deteriorate to a level where play was no longer possible," stated a news released issued by CFB Edmonton. "The players were still highly motivated and were confident in their ability to carry on had there been sufficient ice."

    Players were allowed 10 minutes rest per hour during ice resurfacing and remained at the venue for the duration. Tents were pitched next to the rink so players could take naps. Action was shown on the video screens above the ice in Rexall Place during the Edmonton Oilers' NHL game Saturday night.

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    Yeah well I'm sure when they failed to make Guinness record, they had lots of it on tap!

    Sorta makes me think of "Miracle," training ALL night. Saw the movie yesterday-- quite enjoyable!
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