MeiGray, PHPA Auctioning Complete Set of Game-Worn 2010 ECHL All-Star Jerseys
By Darryl Dionne Published on: Friday February 12, 2010
(St. Catharines, ON) MeiGray, in association with the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA), is auctioning a complete set of forty-two (42) autographed, game-worn Reebok EDGE jerseys from the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game, beginning Wednesday, February 17th until Wednesday, March 3rd, with all proceeds benefiting the PHPA/ECHL Health and Welfare Trust fund.
The jersey auction, which is being hosted online at http://echlauction.at.edeal.com, will commence on Wednesday, February 17th at 6pm ET and close on Wednesday, March 3rd at 9pm ET. The complete set of American Conference and National Conference jerseys were game-worn during the second period of the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game presented by Reebok Hockey and brought to you by Toyota and the City of Ontario, and include a certificate of authenticity. The opening bid for each jersey is $200.
"This jersey auction is a unique opportunity for fans and collectors to obtain a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia, while creating a valuable benefit for ECHL players and their families," said PHPA Executive Director Larry Landon.
All proceeds from the jersey auction benefit the PHPA/ECHL Health and Welfare Trust fund, which is the entity responsible for providing insurance benefits to the players and their families.
Hosted by the Ontario Reign and the city of Ontario, California, the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game was played in front of 7,615 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena on January 20th, 2010, and was available live in more than 56 million homes. The American Conference took the 10-9 victory over the National Conference when Justin Donati of the Elmira Jackals scored the decisive shootout goal.
Showcasing some of the top prospects in the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League, the ECHL All-Star game has produced 59 players who have gone on to play in the NHL, including 41 since 2002 when the format was changed to feature younger players.