Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Hockey auction helps children's hospital
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- An online auction of some Canadian Olympic hockey jerseys has raised $94,000 to help rebuild a children's hospital in Haiti.
The aution was part of the Hockey for Haiti relief initiative conducted by the NHL Players' Association to help the earthquake-ravaged nation.
The sale of 23 Canadian jerseys -- worn in Canada's Feb. 23 victory over Germany -- ended May 18 with Sidney Crosby's jersey fetching $37,100. Jonathan Toews' jersey went for $7,600, while 19 of the jerseys raised more than $2,000 apiece.
Team USA jerseys also were up for auction, with bidding ending Tuesday. Bidding on Finland jerseys began Tuesday.
The auction includes 140 hockey jerseys worn by NHL players from 12 countries.