PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The Hockey Canada Foundation is looking to extend the legacy of this year’s Canadian women’s and men’s Olympic hockey teams with a unique online auction of game-worn jerseys that will put money back directly into growing the game at the grassroots level across the country.
Beginning Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, hockey and Olympic fans from around the world can bid on game-worn jerseys from every member of Canada’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team during a five-day, online auction. The 23-player team, announced on Dec. 22, 2017, went undefeated in Olympic preliminary-round action as part of its drive for five consecutive gold medals. Bids will be accepted until the evening of Feb. 22.
The online auction for Canada’s Men’s Olympic Hockey Team begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 20, and closes on Feb. 25. The 25-player team faces the Czech Republic in its second preliminary-round game tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
“Canada’s Olympians – both past and present – inspire our nation to not only come together to support our athletes, but also to get involved in sport and active, healthy lifestyles,” said Donna Iampieri, executive director of the Hockey Canada Foundation. “We want to help make our women’s and men’s Olympic hockey teams’ legacies live on well beyond the Games themselves. Working with the Canadian Olympic Foundation, we will provide hockey and Olympic fans from around the world an opportunity to bid on a piece of the history from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games – game-worn Olympic hockey jerseys from the 48 players who are representing our nation in PyeongChang.”
Iampieri noted that net proceeds from the jersey auctions will be shared between the Hockey Canada Foundation and Canadian Olympic Foundation.
Up for grabs are the game-worn jerseys of all 48 players who were named to the women’s and men’s Olympic hockey teams, including those of two-time Olympic gold-medallist and women’s team captain Marie-Philip Poulin, and 2011 Stanley Cup champion and men’s team captain Chris Kelly.
For more information on Canada’s women’s and men’s Olympic hockey teams, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women or Twitter.com/HC_Men.
To learn more about the Hockey Canada Foundation, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/Foundation and review its case for support.