EDMONTON, Alta. – Hockey Canada and ebay.ca posted the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship auction on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Up for auction are Team Canada’s game-worn jerseys, gloves and helmets. The auction begins on Dec. 30.
The jerseys up for grabs are Team Canada’s red alternate jerseys, worn exclusively by Canada’s 2012 National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton. These jerseys were worn in one pre-competition game, versus Finland on Dec. 19, and will also be worn during the Canada vs. Czech Republic preliminary round game on Dec., while the helmets and gloves are worn throughout the tournament.
Canada’s roster includes returning players Brett Connolly, Quinton Howden, Jaden Schwartz and Mark Visentin as well 2011 NHL first-round picks Nathan Beaulieu, Dougie Hamilton, Jamie Oleksiak, Mark Scheifele and Ryan Strome, and 2010 NHL first-round picks Connolly, Howden, Mark Pysyk, Schwartz and Visentin, many of whom are future NHL stars currently representing Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.
All proceeds from the sale of game-worn items will go to the Hockey Canada Foundation, to assist with the funding of national development programs, national teams, and initiatives that promote the sport at all levels of the game.
The auction will last 10 days, starting Dec. and closing Jan..
For more information on the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/2012juniors, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/worldjuniors and www.twitter.com/hc_wjc.