Crosby's Olympic gear located

Sidney Crosby's Olympic gear has been located and according to Hockey Canada it had been misplaced,...

Sidney Crosby's Olympic gear has been located and according to Hockey Canada it had been misplaced, not stolen. (Andre Forget/QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 10:13 AM ET

Sidney Crosby's stick and glove that went missing after he scored the gold-medal-winning goal against the U.S. at the 2010 Winter Games have been found.

Crosby tossed both gloves and his stick in the air after scoring the overtime winner on Feb. 28.

Shortly after Crosby netted the goal, his stick and one of his gloves disappeared.

Reebok, one of Crosby's sponsors, created a tipline and offered a $10,000 reward to try to find the missing gear.

On Wednesday, Hockey Canada said the stick was provided to the International Ice Hockey Federation on the belief that it wasn't the stick used to score the game-winning goal.

With the help of the IIHF, the stick was located in Toronto before it was to be shipped to a hockey memorabilia collector in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Officials sent photos of the stick to Crosby, who confirmed it was, in fact, the one he used in the gold-medal game.

The glove, meanwhile, somehow ended up in Team Canada teammate Patrice Bergeron's equipment bag.

"I want to thank everyone at VANOC, the team equipment managers, a number of Hockey Canada partners and the International Ice Hockey Federation in helping us track and locate several shipments to find the missing items," said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's director of men's national teams.

"With everyone's co-operation, we were able to locate these items and are pleased to be able to return the stick and glove to its rightful owner."

Both items are being shipped to Crosby.


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