Brantford achieves Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Street Hockey Tournament’
The Tournament Capital of Ontario Board is thrilled to announce official notification from the Guinness World Records that Brantford was successful in achieving the ‘Largest Street Hockey Tournament’ at the 4th annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament held June 4 to 6, 2010.
The Guinness Work Records website announces Brantford’s accomplishment. “The current record for ‘Largest street hockey tournament’ consisted of 205 teams totaling 2,096 players in the 2010 Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, from 4 to 6 June 2010. Walter Gretzky is the father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky and still calls their hometown of Brantford home. Among participants in the tournament was film director/actor Kevin Smith, who fielded a team and played as goalie.”
Congratulations to Walter Gretzky, Kevin Smith, 2,096 participants, an outstanding team of volunteers and all the community partners for their support in helping Brantford to achieve the Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Street Hockey Tournament.’
Plans are currently underway for the 5th annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament.