Reebok Canada is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of Olympic hockey gold medalist Sidney Crosby’s stick and glove, which disappeared after he scored in overtime to give Canada a dramatic win over the U.S., the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Saturday.
After Crosby scored the winning goal last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain exuberantly flung his stick and gloves into the air . Then the gear vanished.
Hockey Canada, the sport’s governing body in Canada, believes somebody grabbed the stick and glove after the Zamboni gates were opened and dozens of people swarmed the ice in preparation for the gold-medal ceremony, the CBC said.
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The news agency also said Vancouver police have been working informally on the case, reviewing tapes from security cameras, but have not opened up a formal investigation.
A company spokesman in Montreal said Reebok is willing to pay a $10,000 reward, no questions asked, to anyone who can return Crosby’s gear.
If the missing stick and glove are found, the CBC quoted the spokesman as saying, they will be turned over to Crosby and it will be up to him to decide whether to give them to the Hockey Hall of Fame or keep them in his trophy case.