BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A world record could soon be set in Buffalo for the longest hockey game ever played.

The 40 players looking to break the record with a game they started Thursday night at the HarborCenter are doing it to raise money for cancer research. Their event is called the 11 Day Power Play.

Although the players went through training before the event, there are dozens of medical professionals helping to keep the players on the ice.

A team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and doctors are all present for the games, or on call 24 hours of all 11 days.

They say the time, energy and supplies donated for the event are well worth it.

"Our medical leadership decided to push forward and make a commitment to the power play event, simply because it's the right thing to do to support these athletes who are trying to do a great thing for the City of Buffalo and for people that are suffering from cancer," said Bob O'Malley, a certified athletic trainer.

Thankfully, there have been no serious injuries reported so far.