The 11 Day Power Play, the world’s longest hockey game whose purpose is to help fight cancer, is back in Buffalo, with a twist.11 Day Power Play Community Shift logo
Instead of 40 players living, breathing, sleeping and playing one continuous hockey game spanning 11 continuous days, this year’s version will include roughly 120 teams comprised of 1,700 players participating in 60 four-hour shifts of one single game. It’s dubbed the “11 Day Power Play Community Shift” and will run from July 5-15 at HarborCenter. The opening ceremony starts July 5 at 7 p.m. and the puck will drop at 8 p.m.
“People kept asking us… ‘What are you gonna do next? What are you gonna do next? And if you ever do it again, we want to play.’ So we just kind of knew that we needed to do this community event. We didn’t want to lose the momentum,” said event co-founder Amy Lesakowski.