GANGNEUNG, South Korea –
For the first time, Hockey Canada’s online auction
will feature jerseys signed by Canada’s National Sledge Team competing at
the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. From April 17–21, five jerseys
will be up for bid in support of the Hockey Canada Foundation.
Hosted on eBay.ca, the online auction raises funds for the Hockey Canada
Foundation to support the growth of the game. Recently, the Foundation has
committed funding for sledge-friendly facilities, including as part of its
legacies from the
annual Gala & Golf fundraiser.
“The proceeds from these online auctions allow us to give back to the game.
Hockey fans are able to collect memorabilia from their national team
heroes, while supporting the sport,” said Donna Iampieri, executive
director of the Hockey Canada Foundation. “Sledge hockey is becoming more
popular and we want to ensure that the game is accessible to players
interested in the sledge version of the sport. That does require changes to
facilities, and we’re proud to have supported those projects and other
programming needs in Canada through the Foundation.”
Canada’s National Sledge Team is currently in action at the 2017 IPC World
Para Hockey Championship in Gangneung, South Korea. Canada meets Germany to
finish off the round-robin on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 p.m. ET; games can be
viewed on Facebook Live (CDNParalympics). Medal games are set to be played
The auction runs through Monday, April 17–21. Winning bidders will be able
to select the name-bar and numbers for their jersey. Shipping will commence
on May 15.
For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Sledge Team,
please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or
follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Sledge.