11-Day Power Play wraps up, raising $2 million for cancer research


UPDATE: The 11-Day Power Play officially set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous ice hockey game ever played at 252 hours and 50 seconds, organizers said Friday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The 11-Day Power Play wrapped up at Riverworks Wednesday night.

This year, the players set a new world record for the longest hockey game ever played.

The 11-Day Power Play also reached its goal of raising more than $2 million for cancer research.

Organizers say reaching that goal shows the generosity of western New Yorkers.

The money raised through the event benefits Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.

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