The World's Longest Hockey Game is more than halfway done.
40 players are trying to regain their Guinness World Record just east of Sherwood Park (Saiker's Acres).
Brent Saik first organized the game in 2003 after losing his father to cancer. He set the record for the longest game that year and four times after. In 2017 the record was surpassed by one second (250 hours, three minutes, 21 seconds) by a group in New York.
The goal is to raise money for the Cross Cancer Institute and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
"It means everything to be involved here," said player on Team White, Jason Finkbeiner. "I've volunteered the last five games. I lost my grandfather to cancer and some close family friends, so when I heard about it I wanted to volunteer."
The World’s Longest Hockey Game has raised more than $3.4 million in support of patients at Alberta's Cross Cancer Institute and beyond. So far, the 2018 event has raised over $300,000 of their $2 million goal.
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse recently stopped by the game. Other notable guests to make an appearance include Eskimos' QB Mike Reilly and members of the 84-85 Oilers team.
On Wednesday night (Feb.15), Team White was beating Team Red 1087-1075.
The game should wrap up shortly after 7 p.m. on Family Day (Feb.19).
Follow along with the game or donate here.