'Golden' net up for auction

By KEVIN CONNOR, QMI Agency


Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)


TORONTO - TORONTO - The hockey net that Sidney Crosby scored on to win Canada the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver is up for auction.

It has been consigned by people who were involved in the Olympics, said Marc Juteau, with Collections Classic auction house in Delson, Que.

"Offered here is the actual goal and netting from Canada Hockey Place which remains as it was when it received Sid the Kid's shot past U.S.A. goalie Ryan Miller in overtime that touched off a golden celebration from coast to coast to coast throughout Canada," Juteau said.

"Also included is a Vancouver 2010 official game puck used in overtime in the men's Olympic final, which is displayed in a framed montage featuring a Sidney Crosby signed Team Canada jersey."

Juteau says he has no idea what the group plan to do with the money the auction raises.

He also has no idea what the net will sell for.

"I just have no idea. It is such a unique item," Juteau said.

Those interested in bidding can go to classicauctions.net.

Bids will be accepted until March 29 at 9 p.m. ET.

In June, the auction house sold Paul Henerson's 1972 Team Canada game worn jersey for more than $1 million.