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West Fargo hockey players star in commercial

Acting as goalies and defenders, windows are put to the test. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.1 / 3
A photographer films players as part of the Integrity Windows and Doors commercial shoot. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.2 / 3
West Fargo Hockey players battle for the puck as they are filmed for a commercial for Integrity Windows at Veterans Memorial Arena in West Fargo. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.3 / 3

"Alright guys, 5-minute break," the director yelled.

Ten West Fargo boys hockey players glided across Veterans Memorial's rink toward the benches. Exhausted, some leaned up against the boards, while others took a seat. One sprawled out on the ice - face down.

It was 2:30 p.m. and they still had a few hours of shooting to go. And they started at 6 a.m.

"It's not very fun," sophomore Jacob Hoy said, his head drenched in sweat. "We've just been pretty much scrimmaging all day."

The group was part of a commercial shoot for Integrity Windows and Doors, which has manufacturing plants in West Fargo and Fargo. The company set up some windows on frames as "defenders" while another pair hung in the nets as "goalies."

It was all part of Integrity Windows' "Restoring Tough" campaign, which will boast a series of videos on its website depicting its windows going through a gamut of abuse, from getting hit by hockey pucks, to wakeboarding on Minnesota's Gull Lake.

While the West Fargo hockey players were grinding it out, they weren't doing it for nothing. Integrity Windows and Doors donated more than $2,000 to the school's hockey program.