_News Talk 770
Amateur hockey players in southern Alberta are nearing the end of an 11-day marathon game to make it into the Guinness World Record book, while trying to raise one-and-a-half million dollars for the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Forty men in Chestermere have been rotating shifts on the ice since May 6th, and have been fighting exhaustion and pain. Some like Jonathan Hamilton, is playing on a broken ankle.
One of the players is Lyall Marshall, whose six-year-old daughter Diamond captured hearts across the country last summer when she greeted the Duchess of Cambridge in Calgary. The girl has a rare form of adrenal cancer and is in remission, and Marshall says his daughter has made some inspiring visits to the hockey rink.