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In 2017, my soccer buddy Bill Shaflucas was among those who earned the admiration of Western New York by raising $1.2 million in the fight against cancer and breaking the world record for longest continuous ice hockey game.

This year, Bill's invited me to play a part and I couldn't be happier to play for the many people I know who've been affected by cancer. I'm glad to follow in the heroic example of Mike and Amy Lesakowski.

We all have family, friends, and other acquaintances we've seen battle this awful disease. Odds are it'll affect each of us in an even more initimate fashion in our lives, so let's help others battle for their lives and researchers use their genius toward a cure.

ABOUT 2018 Community Shift

This summer, more than 1,700 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2018 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. Each shift will feature two new teams. The purpose of this important event is to raise critically-needed funds for important local cancer causes, including: cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; supporting programs that improve quality of life for children, adults and families affected by cancer through Camp Good Days; and, granting wishes and amazing experiences to kids with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, by Make-A-Wish Western New York. Although it may be physically challenging for our players to play four continuous hours of hockey, it will be a walk in the park compared to what some people have to endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make a difference, a big difference. You can help make a big difference by supporting our players' efforts in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we also offer various corporate sponsorships, providing value greatly in excess of the financial contribution. Please contact Sara Schumacher at or 716-830-3805 for more information. Team sponsorships start at $1,100 and are first come, first serve. 

Proceeds of the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift will benefit our local families while supporting cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.

Donations are graciously accepted either online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4 Buffalo NY 14223.

Find out more about this event, or the 2017 World’s Longest Hockey Game, at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Name Date Amount Comments
Katie and Matt Muskin 06/11/2018 $15.00 “Greenland is covered in ice, and Iceland is very nice.”
Brian & Sue Leonard 06/09/2018 $50.00  
Debbie Brown 06/09/2018 $10.00 Good luck Nick!
Rita Hamilton 06/04/2018 $30.00 In memory of Nick's grandmother, my MOM, who loved hockey!!
Adele Bain 06/04/2018 $10.00 Here’s to finding a cure
Anonymous Friend 06/03/2018 $20.00 Good luck, Nick! Thanks for supporting cancer research!
Asher, Elliott, Gianluigi 06/03/2018 $50.00 Keep up the great work, Daddy!
Mark Yesilevskiy 06/01/2018 $20.00  
Alexis Roesser 03/17/2018 $20.00 Do work, bruh.
  Total $225.00