Jerseys worn by some players who were part of the U.S. team at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship are on the auction block as part of a fundraiser for USA Hockey.
Team USA jerseys donned by tournament MVP Patrick Kane, Red Wings star Dylan Larkin and 19 others are in a special online auction being conducted by MeiGray Auctions.
The tournament was held last May in Denmark. The U.S. team captured the bronze medal after beating Canada 4-1. A mix of NHL players who weren’t involved in the Stanley Cup playoffs and top amateurs, they had opened tournament play by winning six straight games for the first time in U.S. history. A loss to eventual champion Sweden sent the U.S. to meet Canada in the Bronze Medal game.
A bar code was sewn into each jersey before the tournament. The sets of jerseys were then 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 tag.
The set of white jerseys was worn in three games, and a set of blue jerseys in seven games. The players were given their blue jerseys after the tournament.
The U.S. team wore the white jerseys in three games: a 4-0 win over Denmark on May 5; a 9-3 win over Norway on May 13 and during a 6-2 loss to Finland on May 15.
Bidding for each jersey opened at $250. The auction runs through March 7 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.