The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League have announced that Connor Crisp‘s jersey from his goaltending appearance against the Niagara IceDogs on March 4 is now up for auction on eBay at http://myworld.ebay.com/erieottersstore.
Crisp entered the game against the Niagara IceDogs after an injury to starting goaltender Ramis Sadikov 1:45 into the game. Since Devin Williams was not dressed due to an injury suffered Friday night against the Saginaw Spirit, Crisp was pressed into goaltending duty in his first game since April 5, 2011, when he was playing as a forward.
Despite not tending goal on ice in over 10 years, Crisp made 32 saves and became a fan favorite as a visitor during Sunday’s game. He was given first star honors and a standing ovation following the game.
Since a starting bid of $199.00 Tuesday at 5 p.m., there have been 12 bids, the highest at $355.00. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Erie Shriners Hospitals for Children and The Mario Lemieux Foundation.
The media attention surrounding Crisp’s season debut as a goaltender has reached unprecedented levels, with coverage on TSN, Sportsnet, Deadspin and Yahoo! Sports.
The Otters are also selling one-of-a-kind Connor Crisp jersey t-shirts for a limited time on their official online store at erieottersstore.com, with all proceeds benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. The shirt features the temporary goalie number worn by Crisp (#1) rather than his usual number of #23. The t-shirts are $10.00 plus shipping and come in sizes medium, large and extra large.
- From Erie Otters release