Sleepless in Sun Valley
100 hour hockey game comes to
"we gonna have to…go without
sleep for awhile."
— Cory Lovoi of Sun Valley
For those saddened by the
inevitable warming of spring, the Red Hot Hockey Inferno is coming to
Sun Valley and brining with it the joys of a freezing game of pond
Originally scheduled for Boise,
that city relinquished their hosting rights this year and the "100 Hour
Hockey Game" will be coming to Sun Valley June 16-20.
Cory Lovoi of the Sun Valley
skating center thinks his staff should be able to cover the event.
"We’re gonna have to buck up a bit and go without sleep for a little
while," he says nonchalantly. "People are excited about this, though,"
says Lovoi. "It’s something they’ve never heard about – to play a hockey
game at 2 or 3 in the morning."
Based in Albuquerque, NM, the Red
Hot Hockey Inferno travels the country, bringing their 100 hour pond
hockey game to over a dozen American cities throughout the spring and
The premise of the game is good
old-fashioned pond hockey. The rules, what precious few there are, are
meant to keep things friendly and peaceful "for the love of the game."
No body checking, no slap shots and no scoring during the marathon
event. Teams of 128 players are divided into teams and then scheduled
for play round the clock for 100 hours or 4 days.
The middle-of-the-night play
should be nothing new to many hockey players, accustomed to playing with
whatever ice time is available. In Sun Valley, men’s league players are
used to 10 p.m. practices.
Skaters of all abilities
and all ages are welcome.
Registration for the 100 Hour
Hockey Game can be done online at
www.100hourhockey.com. For more information call 1-877-PONDHKY