COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today it has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement with the MeiGray Group to authenticate and market game-worn jerseys from events played by U.S. teams in international competition. For the first time ever, authenticated game-worn U.S. jerseys from the men's and women's Olympic teams, men’s and women’s world championships teams, and teams that have competed in the World Junior Championship, will be available to fans across the globe.
Jerseys worn by the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Teams will be the first jerseys up for bid at auction.nhl.com.
· Bidding begins now and ends on Wednesday, March 31 on the set of white jerseys worn by the Men’s silver-medal winning Team in its 6-1 victory over Norway in the Preliminary Round.
· Bidding begins tomorrow and ends on Thursday, April 1 on the set of 1960 Retro jerseys worn by the Men’s silver-medal winning Team in its 5-3 victory over Canada that clinched first place in the Preliminary Round and awarded Team USA the No. 1 seed throughout the Quarterfinals and Medal Round.
· Bidding begins Thursday, March 11 and ends Tuesday, April 6 on the set of white jerseys worn by the Women’s silver-medal winning Team in its 13-0 victory over Russia in the Preliminary Round.
Proceeds from all auctions will benefit the USA Hockey Foundation.
“We're pleased to provide a program whose proceeds will provide resources for future generations of players through the USA Hockey Foundation," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, "It's also a tremendous program in the sense that it gives our fans an opportunity to share in the legacy of our teams through purchasing game-worn jerseys."
“We are honored and delighted that USA Hockey has chosen to work with us,” said Barry Meisel, MeiGray’s president and chief operating officer. “As game-worn jersey enthusiasts, we are excited to see authenticated, game-worn, Team USA jerseys available.”
MeiGray, has been designated “The Official Game-Worn Source of USA Hockey.” For more information on these auctions, and future auctions and retail sales of game-worn jerseys from men’s and women’s international teams dating to 1996, contact MeiGray toll-free at 888-463-4472, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.