Hockey Canada has found the missing Olympic equipment Penguins center Sidney Crosby used to score Canada's overtime goal in the gold-medal game Feb. 28 in Vancouver.
One of his gloves was found by Boston's Patrice Bergeron after it apparently was mistakently packed with Bruins equipment.
The other glove and his stick were found among a shipment of equipment in Toronto that was headed to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in Russia. Hockey Canada said the items were inadvertently misplaced, not stolen.
"With everyone's cooperation, we were able to locate these items and are pleased to be able to return the stick and glove to its rightful owner," Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's director of men's national teams, said in a statement today.
Crosby had said he wanted the items returned. Reebok Canada had offered a $10,000 reward for them.
It will be up to Crosby to decide what he will do with them. He said he might donate some or all of the pieces to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Shelly Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1721
First Published March 10, 2010 9:15 PM