The first annual Handlebar Hockey 24-hour game was a massive success.
A group of hockey die-hards took part in the 24-hour game over the weekend at the Casman Centre and when all was said and done, they’re expecting to raise over $20,000.
The final score of the game was team Black – 124, team White – 109.
Organizer for Handlebar Hockey Clinton Bretecher tells Mix News all players involved displayed a lot of energy through the daylong game.
“We had a few people talking about their sore backs but, in a weird way, the play actually picked up and the hockey got better as the 24-hours went on. I was so impressed with everybody, with all the players. They gave it their all, right to the very end.”
Bretecher says the event couldn’t of been orchestrated without the help of organizations and individuals that took time to help coordinate it.
He adds, with all the positive feedback, he expects the 24-hour game to become an annual tradition.
“Obviously, from the players point of view, it’s definitely something we’ll look to doing again next year. Now we have a little bit more time to prepare and hopefully it will be a lot bigger and more successful and we can get a lot more people out from the community.”
All donations from the game will go toward the Movember Foundation.