MeiGray Named Official Game-Worn Source
of the National Women’s Hockey League
Brooklyn, NY, October 28, 2016 – The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced the MeiGray Group (MGG) has been named “The Official Game-Worn Source of the NWHL.
The new NWHL-MGG partnership will enable fans and collectors around the world the opportunity to purchase or pre-order game-worn jerseys from the inaugural 2015-16 and current 2016-17 NWHL seasons via auction and retail sale from all four NWHL teams: the defending Isobel Cup champion Boston Pride, the Buffalo Beauts, the Connecticut Whale and the New York Riveters.
“We’re proud to partner with the industry leaders at MeiGray Group,” said NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan. “The integrity and experience that MeiGray brings to this process is crucial to fans and collectors interested in NWHL game-worn jerseys.”
The partnership’s first auction of the unique 2016-17 pre-season jerseys will begin Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. ET at www.meigrayauctions.com and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 29 beginning at 9 p.m. ET with jerseys from the Isobel Cup champion Boston Pride and the Connecticut Whale. Auction No. 2, the 2016-17 pre-season jerseys worn by the Buffalo Beauts and New York Riveters, will follow.
MeiGray retains the exclusive rights to the NWHL’s game-worn jerseys worn during the 2016-17 regular season, Isobel Cup Playoffs, and Isobel Cup Finals. Those jerseys will be available for pre-order throughout the season at www.meigray.com.
“There is nothing more exciting in the game-worn collecting world than historic firsts,” said MeiGray President Barry Meisel. “We’re honored to be authenticating and distributing the first collection of jerseys from the first U.S. women’s professional hockey league … for the first time ever.”
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015 with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.
MeiGray Group is the hockey world’s leading game-worn authenticator and distributor. MeiGray partners with eight National Hockey League teams, the ECHL, and USA Hockey. Fans and collectors can view MeiGray’s available jerseys or reserve NWHL jerseys from the 2016-17 regular season by visiting www.meigray.com or by calling MeiGray toll-free at (888) 463-4472.