PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that fans can now preorder game-worn ECHL jerseys from The MeiGray Group.
Fans and collectors can reserve jerseys from their favorite player or team by visiting The MeiGray Group web site or telephone The MeiGray Group toll-free at (888) 463-4472 for more information.
The leading distributor of game-worn hockey jerseys and “The Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL,” The MeiGray Group sold over 800 game-worn ECHL jerseys in 2003-04 and has sold more than 1,700 since it began selling game-worn ECHL jerseys in 2002-03.
Each ECHL team will wear one set of home and road jerseys for the first half of the season and another set for the second half. The MeiGray Group, which offers game-worn jerseys from all ECHL teams to hockey fans and sports collectors worldwide, will own the exclusive rights to the jerseys worn during the first half of the season while the teams will own the exclusive rights to jerseys worn for the second half as well as all specialty jerseys and jerseys worn during the 2005 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
“Over the last two seasons, MeiGray’s dedication and commitment to authenticity has provided ECHL collectors with the confidence that they are receiving product of the highest quality,” said Glen Thornborough, ECHL Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “The annual charity auction at the ECHL All-Star Game has raised nearly $50,000 over the last three years and we anticipate continued success with the 2005 event in Reading.”
The MeiGray Group will return as sponsor of the Game-Worn Jersey Charity Auction at the 2005 Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year. Jerseys worn by the 21 members of the American Conference and the 21 members of the National Conference during the first period of play in the 13th Annual ECHL All-Star Game on January 26 will be simultaneously auctioned live during the game at the 7,215-seat Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa. and online.
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 19,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, is partners with the National Hockey League in the NHL-MGG Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program and also has working agreements with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles, Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers and the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks.