Collectors will have the opportunity to purchase jerseys and pucks from the 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic beginning Jan. 19.
The jerseys worn by the ECHL Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Stars during the round robin and semi-final/final games from the All-Star Classic will be available for bid in a three-week auction on MeiGrayAuctions.com. Game-used and goal pucks from the Jan.16 game will also be on the block.
Formed in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 35th season in 2022-23. There have been 733 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including six who have made their NHL debut in the 2022-23 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 32 NHL teams in 2022-23, marking the 26th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.
“MeiGray is proud to continue its relationship with one of the premier development leagues in North America in conjunction with the 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic,” said Dave Meisel, MeiGray’s Director of Special Projects. “We value these long-term relationships that we have built, and look forward to giving fans the ultimate assurance that they are purchasing authentic game-worn ECHL jerseys that are exactly as advertised.”
The game consist of a tournament featuring the ECHL All-Stars and the Norfolk Admirals, with an integrated skills competition with points counting towards each team’s score. A player from each organization will participate on each of the teams for the All-Star Classic. Each team will also have a representative from the Premier Hockey Federation and Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. MeiGray is also the Official Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Partner of the Premier Hockey Federation.