Jerseys worn by members of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team during the tournament in South Korea are on the auction block. The USA Hockey-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Authentication Program is offering one set of white and the one set of navy jerseys worn during the 2018 PyeongChang Games.
The U.S. team defeated Canada, 3-2, in a shootout to win the gold medal on Feb. 22, capturing its second-ever gold medal and first since the inaugural tournament in 1998. Leading up to the gold medal, Team USA defeated Finland, the Olympic Athletes from Russia, and lost to Canada, before topping Finland, 5-0, in the semifinals.
Jerseys worn by standouts Hilary Knight, Jocelyn Lamoreaux-Davidson, GiGi Marvin, Kacey Bellamy and goalie Maddie Rooney are among those being offered. Bidding on each jersey opened at $250 and will continue through March 29. Proceeds will benefit the US Hockey Foundation.
There was one set of navy, one set of white, and one set of royal blue jerseys manufactured by Nike and prepared for use by the team. Each jersey was bar-coded before the tournament. The sets of jerseys were collected after each game by Team USA’s equipment staff. Each jersey offered in auction has been security-tagged with an individually serial-numbered USA Hockey-MeiGray Authentication Program inventory label.
The athletes wore the set of white jerseys in two games, the navy jerseys in one game, and the set of royal blue jerseys in two games. The players were allowed to keep the set of royal blue jerseys worn in the final.
The white jerseys were used in the 3-1 win over Finland as well as the 2-1 loss to Canada in the preliminary round. The navy jerseys were worn in the win over Finland just prior to the gold medal game.
One extra royal blue Gigi Marvin jersey was manufactured and worn on February 13, 2018 vs. the Olympic Athletes from Russia. It was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Team USA has earned a medal in every Olympic tournament, earning two gold, three silver and one bronze. The auction can be found here.