MALMÖ, Sweden – Hockey Canada and eBay.ca will launch the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship auction on Tuesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT. Up for auction are game-worn jerseys from Canada’s National Women’s Team.
The jerseys up for grabs are Team Canada’s 100th anniversary jerseys worn exclusively at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmö. The colour of the jerseys will be decided following Canada’s final game at the world championship.
Canada’s National Women’s Team roster features 11 players who helped Canada win gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, including Laura Fortino, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Geneviève Lacasse, Jocelyne Larocque, Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner, Jennifer Wakefield and Tara Watchorn.
All proceeds from the sale of game-worn jerseys will go to the Hockey Canada Foundation, whose mission is to promote and foster accessibility to the game of hockey. Proceeds of this auction will support Hockey Canada Foundation initiatives that help ensure Canada remains at the forefront in the development and promotion of amateur hockey as well as creating access to the game.
The auction will last seven days, closing April 6, 2015. Shipping will commence for paid items the week of May 4, 2015.
For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team and Hockey Canada, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/nwt, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_women.