AHL auctioning off All-Star warm-up jerseys for charity

07warmups_200.jpgSPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League, in conjunction with The MeiGray Group, today announced that autographed warm-up jerseys from the 2007 AHL All-Star Game are being auctioned off now on theahl.com, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ace Bailey Children’s Fund, the Dan Snyder Memorial Fund and other AHL charities.

The auctions, which close beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET on February 12, feature the special jerseys worn by all 41 of this year’s American Hockey League All-Stars during the warm-up skate at the 2007 AHL All-Star Game in Toronto on Jan. 29. Fans can click on the auction link on the front page of theahl.com to bid.

This is the fourth consecutive year in which the American Hockey League has auctioned off commemorative All-Star warm-up jerseys. Previous auctions have combined to raise more than $60,000 for AHL charities.

The MeiGray Group, the official Game Worn Jersey Source of the AHL, has sold more than 1,500 game-worn AHL jerseys to collectors since the start of the 2005-06 season, and many more are available for order at www.meigray.com.

Now in its 71st season of play, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 80 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the fifth year in a row, more than 6.3 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2005-06.