Leave it to the original Mr. Hockey winner in Minnesota to be part of a two-man team that set the Guinness World Record for longest hockey pass.
Tom Chorske, the former Golden Gopher who won the Mr. Hockey award in 1985 at Minneapolis Southwest High School, teamed up with Virginia, Minnesota, native Zach Lamppa on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis with a goal of breaking the world record for longest ice hockey pass.
The record to break: 894 feet, and they did it on their first official attempt with Lamppa zipping a pass across the lake that found Chorske's stick 904 feet, 3 inches away.
They actually broke the record back on Nov. 20, and video of the feat was released this week.
A Guinness World Record official was there, along with a land surveyor to pinpoint the distance and two Minnesota State High School League officials to make sure they used the right equipment.
“I’ve always wondered how far I could actually pass the puck in perfect conditions,” said Lamppa in a release from Leer Communications. “We did this to inspire people. You never know what’s possible until you try.”
After starring for the Gophers in the 80s, Chorske went on to win a Stanley Cup in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils. He's now commonly seen on Fox Sports North as an analyst during Minnesota Wild games.