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Heroes and Zeros of the Ice

Hockey Fight

Parents are threatening refs and hockey players are skating all night for charity. Meet the Heroes and Zeros of the ice.

Heroes
How many hours straight could you play your favorite sport? On a nice day, it seems like you could just play forever. Well on January 5, 2002 a bunch of guys from Nova Scotia, Canada almost played hockey forever. They played for 30 hours straight without a break. The previous record-holders were from Red Deer, Alberta and they had played for 19 hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.

The game set a new world record for the longest hockey game. The final score? 213 - 174. But in a game of pick up hockey, who really cares about the score? Especially when it gets you in the Guinness Book of World Records. Not only did the guys set a world record, they also raised $20,000 for a children's sports charity. For playing hockey all night for a good cause, these guys are heroes.

Zeros

Do your parents ever yell and cheer at your socccer or hockey game? Maybe they'll cheer you on when you make a good play or sometimes they'll yell at the ref when he makes a dumb call. Everyone hates it when the ref misses a call. It's one thing to yell at the refs, but it's going way too far if you threaten to beat them up.

That's what some parents in Canada did during an ice hockey game being played by 10 and 11 year olds. They didn't like some of the calls the ref made during the game, so some of them threatened to beat him up. Then when the game was over they locked the ref in the dressing room and wouldn't let him out. The parents have now been told they're not welcome at games or practices any more. No kidding. What's wrong with these people? Parents and coaches are always telling you how you should be a good sport and play fair. But some of them obviously need some sportmanship lessons of their own. When parents act like losers they just embarrass themselves and the kids who are playing the game.

What are your parents like at games? Do they cheer you on or do they go nuts when the ref or ump makes a bad call? your parent stories to Kidzworld.

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