11 Mar 2010

Missing Olympic equipment found

12:37 pm on 11 March 2010

Olympic officials have located the stick Sidney Crosby used to win the men's ice hockey gold medal for Canada at the Vancouver Games.

The stick, along with one of Crosby's gloves, disappeared during the chaotic on-ice celebrations after Canada's 3-2 overtime victory over the United States, prompting speculation the items might have been stolen.

It now turns out that officials did not realize the stick was the game-winner and mistakenly put the it in a shipment of equipment being sent to the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Crosby's Olympic teammate Patrice Bergeron found the missing glove, which arena workers had accidentally put in his equipment bag after the game.

The missing equipment will be returned to Crosby, but both items are expected to eventually be put on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.