PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL in association with The MeiGray Group announced that goal-scoring pucks and game-used pucks from the 2007 Kelly Cup Finals will be made available to collectors around the globe.
The custom pucks, which feature the team logos in full color on one side and the Kelly Cup Finals logo and signature of ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna on the other side, are not available for purchase anywhere else.
The auction for pucks from Game 1 will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday and continue until June 12. Fans can access the auction at the ECHL web site ECHL.com and at The MeiGray Group web site MeiGray.com or directly to the auction site ECHLAuction.at.edeal.com to bid on the historic goal-scoring pucks and game-used pucks from the 2007 Kelly Cup Finals. Pucks from subsequent games will be posted for auction as quickly as possible with each auction lasting two weeks.
Pucks will be taken from the ice by an on-ice official and handed to an off-ice official who will turn it over to an ECHL/MeiGray Group representative at the game to ensure absolute authenticity.
“The Kelly Cup is indicative of ECHL supremacy and for collectors to be able to own a unique puck that was actually used during play or even one that entered the net … and was authenticated at the scene. It doesn’t get any better than that for an ECHL collector,” said Barry Meisel, MeiGray Group President and Chief Operating Officer.
Game-worn jerseys and game-used pucks from each of the past five All-Star Games have been auctioned for charity, raising more than $100,000 for the PHPA Health and Welfare Fund (2005, 2006 and 2007), Make-A-Wish Foundation (2004), Karmanos Cancer Institute (2003) and Twin Towers Fund (2002).
The ECHL and MeiGray raised $21,819.19 for the Salvation Army Hurricane Relief efforts by auctioning custom-designed game-worn jerseys worn by league goaltenders and game-used pucks from home openers in 2006.
The leading distributor and authenticator of game-worn hockey jerseys, and “Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL,” MeiGray has sold nearly 3,500 game-worn ECHL jerseys since the program began in 2002-03, including nearly 1,000 each of the past three seasons.