The fourth annual 11 Day Power Play is officially in the books with the 2021 event reaching all new heights.
For 11-straight days, 40 players – known as the “Frozen 40” – took to the ice in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest hockey game played at Buffalo RiverWorks.
In addition, the players taking part, along with other teams playing alongside the group as part of community shifts, were fundraising money for cancer research in Western New York. From the start, the goal of the 2021 event was to raise up to $2 million to support organizations such as Roswell Park, Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program, Make-A-Wish and Camp Good Days.
On Monday, the ninth day of the event, the organization surpassed its $2 million fundraising goal. By Wednesday night, the event raised $2.1 million, which brought the fundraising total since 2017 to $7.3 million.
At around 5:50 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the “Frozen 40” officially set the new Guinness World Record, breaking the record set back in February of 2020 by a group in Alberta, Canada.