hockey marathon of hope

An all day event unlike any other: 
64 players, 10 hours of hockey, and the chance to help those who are most in need!

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When: September 9, 2023 | 8am
Where: The Rinks at Summit Centre; 3600 Townline Rd, Abbotsford BC
Why: All proceeds go directly to Doing Family Right & Imani Orphan Care
Cost: $200 Registration Fee




  • 6:00-6:45AM

    PLayers arrive & register
    Check in with the HMOH team.

  • 6:15-7:00AM

    breakfast in the arena upstairs
    The most important meal of the day.

  • 7:00-7:15AM

    TOURNAMENT WELCOME/orientation & prayer
    And so it begins!

  • 7:15-7:45PM

    playeRs suit up
    Suit up & boot up.

  • 7:40-7:50AM

    Warm-up on all rinks
    Get in the zone.

  • 8:00AM

    marathon begins
    Puck drop!

  • 8:00AM-12:15PM

    games & team group photos
    Say cheese. 

  • 12:15PM

    lunch & shoot out challenge
    Carbo load.

  • 1:00-3:15PM

    Things are heating up!

  • 3:30PM

    Leave it all on the ice.

  • 4:30PM

    championship game(s)
    For all the marbles.

  • 5:45PM

    So fresh and so clean. 



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While it may sound crazy to a lot of people, playing 10 hours is challenging but not at all impossible (6:30am-8:30pm). Over the course of the day you will play a total of 8 games including playoffs. You will be on a team with 15 other players, so there will be a full squad with three lines giving you a nice break between shifts. There is also a flood in between each game, giving you a bit of time to catch your breath.

Sure you can! If you have good hockey skills and average stamina you should have no problem finishing the 10 hours (and if you can’t we will have a first aid attendant standing by!). Come on…suck it up!

Our HMOH Committee will select the teams to be as even as possible so no one team is getting walked on. We are seeking to draft 4 equally matched squads for more fun and competition. Trades can even be made after the 2nd game during the marathon to ensure parity.

Totally! You are allowed to request up to 2 friends to play together and we’ll work hard to make that happen if possible.

Age 16 with the skating ability to play with men.

Yes. Team stats and individual stats will be kept. So, games won, goals against, and goals and assists will be tallied with prizes will be given out to the marathon winners at the closing Gourmet Banquet.

Yes. Prizes are awarded for the top 7 fundraisers! That’s why we do the event. Beyond that, hockey prizes are awarded for top individual point-getter, top goalie, shoot out champ, radar slap shot, most improved player and early registration draw. Some of the prizes in the past have included NHL jerseys, hockey tickets, sticks, videos and paintings. Also, everyone will leave with a complimentary gift pack at the end of the Banquet.

The money raised in the marathon will go toward the valuable work of Doing Family Right and Imani Orphan Care….two local organizations that are focused on bringing HOPE to families and kids. All sponsors of the marathon will be issued a tax receipt for donations of $50 or more from our parent organization: The Great Commission Foundation.

Since we ask that you donate $200 yourself, you will only have $550 more to raise. That breaks down to getting 11 people to sponsor you for $50 to reach the minimum. But don’t stop there; keep it going to create a bigger influence and get a shot at the prizes. You can do it! Once registered, the Player Info Package will give you all the ideas, tips and guidance you’ll need to be successful.

There will be a waiting list of players who have their money raised. Registered players who are unable to reach the minimum of $750 will forfeit their spot in the marathon. Making a difference is the key! The fabulous, celebrity hockey event is the amazing bonus!

The marathon is on a first come – first serve basis. You can phone or email us to let us know your intentions, however you will not be officially registered until we receive your registration, either by online or through email. You can register on our online event page here. You can fill out a paper registration and email it to us at: Once we receive your form you will be contacted and sent a player information package which includes fund-raising information. We encourage you to register as soon as possible!