Halifax, NS – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club are proud to launch the online auction featuring the specially designed commemorative jerseys worn by the Mooseheads in tonight’s opening game of the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia against the Prince Albert Raiders.
The jerseys will be available for online auction at auction.chl.ca beginning Friday May 17 at 7:00 pm closing Monday May 27 at 7:00 pm Eastern.
Designed by the Mooseheads in conjunction with the CHL, the jersey pays tribute to the Nova Scotia Highlanders (NS Highrs) by proudly displaying their hat badge as the jersey’s front crest. The NS Highrs are one of only two units from the Maritime provinces that took part in the Landing at Normandy on D-Day in 1944 during World War II. This year marks the 75th anniversary of that event.
Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting the Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund. All donations to the Poppy Fund are placed in trust to be used for the care and benevolent support of Veterans and their dependents. The Memorial Cup Theme Jersey Program was created in 2008 and has cumulatively generated over $225,000 for Veterans.
The Memorial Cup was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association as a memorial to those young men and women who had been given their lives in the defence of Canada during World War I. The 2019 edition of the championship in Halifax marks the 101st time this prestigious trophy will be presented.