Sports

World record road hockey

A new record has been set in Nanaimo for the world’s longest outdoor road hockey game.

Tuesday evening, at 5:17 p.m., the group of 40 players from the Youth Sticking Together group tied the record and a minute later the Guinness World Record belonged to them.

Beating the record of 105 hours and 17 minutes, the group kept on going, lasting 105 hours and 44 minutes all together.

Starting out on Friday, August 8, at 8 a.m., the group set out to do something they attempted to do two years earlier when they came up short of the record.

Knowing what it took to get past their previous time and then even farther, things were a little different this time around.

“We knew it was going to be tough, but this group of guys were ready,” said event organizer Tali Campbell, announced this week as the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals’ new community relations manager.

“I’m really proud of everyone for all they’ve done and all the effort they put into this. The players, the volunteers, all of our sponsors and everyone in the community that came out and showed their support, I can’t thank them enough.”

It’s now up to the Guinness World Records keepers to verify the information and confirm the times, giving this group of 40 players a world record to call their own.

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 ...

Into the great wide open
 
Candy Crushers make a strong impression during national junior tryouts
 
Concerns about imported fill flow at gravel pit meeting
Lions, Gryphons will duel for city soccer championship
 
Royals top Cougars, extend win streak to five
 
The Outdoor Guy
Four clear Dutch Waltz hurdle
 
Dunn wins middle school wrestling meet
 
Bulldogs add new faces