For 11 days, players stick to the ice
Fatigue gave way to emotion for Les Kuntar on Monday when he attempted to put into perspective spending the past 11 days playing one continuous hockey game.
Standing at center ice and sipping a beer, the 47-year-old former professional goalie’s eyes welled with tears as he recalled a poignant moment that occurred early one morning during the bid to break the record for longest game and raise money for cancer research.
“A lady came and she had a bandanna on her head, so she was obviously undergoing chemotherapy,” said Kuntar, whose career included playing six games for the Montreal Canadiens during the 1993-1994 season.
“At the end, she came down with a white sign that said, ‘Thank you,’ and stuck it on the glass. And we all just stopped and tapped our sticks,” he said. “It’s just amazing how many people are touched by this whole thing.”