Friday, April 14, 2006

TORONTO, April 14 / Hockey fans wanting a rare piece of Team Canada hockey history can skate over to to bid on one of five exclusive framed sets of McDonald's Team Canada Hockey Mini-Jerseys. Each Mini-Jersey in the sets is individually autographed by the player and comes complete in the display stand, which includes a connector card featuring Wayne Gretzky,Executive Director of Canada's Men's Hockey Team, along with a signed letter from the Great One himself.

Funds raised from the sale of each set will bedonated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to help children in need andtheir families. Auction details can be found at eBay Canada(

"As a long-time supporter of Canada's favourite pastime, McDonald'sCanada joined Canadians in cheering on Team Canada in Torino," says LaurieLaykish, Vice President of National Marketing, McDonald's Restaurants ofCanada Limited. "Now those same fans can support RMHC by bidding on one offive autographed mini-jersey sets, a coveted piece of Olympic memorabilia."

The complete line-up includes autographed Mini-Jerseys from:
- Joe Sakic (Black) - Sakic had one goal and two assists during the tournament. He was captain of Team Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.
- Jarome Iginla (White) - Iginla had a total of three points, including two goals and one assist during tournament play in Torino.
- Rick Nash (Red) - Nash had one helper during his first Olympic appearance.
- Vincent Lecavalier (White) - Lecavalier racked up three points in Torino with three assists.
- Martin Brodeur (Red) - Brodeur had a .915 save percentage at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, with 179 saves and two wins.
- Joe Thornton (Black) - In Thornton's first Olympic experience, he scored one goal with two assists.

"With the generous support of McDonald's and Hockey Canada, the fundsraised through these auctions will allow RMHC to support projects that benefitspecial kids and their families across Canada," explained Rem Langan,President, RMHC. "This will help fulfill RMHC's objective of helping improvethe physical and emotional well-being of children in need."


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