Sale of Canada hockey jerseys raise $94K for Haiti

An online auction of some Canada Olympic hockey jersey has

raised $94,000 to help rebuild a children’s hospital in Haiti.

The aution was part of the “Hockey for Haiti” relief

initiative conducted by the NHL Players’ Association to help the

earthquake-ravaged nation.

The sale of 23 Canadian jerseys – worn in Canada’s Feb. 23

victory over Germany – ended May 18th with Sidney Crosby’s jersey

fetching $37,100. Jonathan Toews’ jersey went for $7,600, while 19

of the jerseys raised over $2,000 apiece.

Team USA jerseys were also up for auction, with bidding ending

Tuesday. Bidding on Finland jerseys began Tuesday.

The auction includes 140 hockey jerseys worn by NHL players from

12 different countries.