Olympic gold medal puck final home set to be revealed
The final home of Canada's most famous puck is set to be revealed on Tuesday.
The International Ice Hockey Federation and Vancouver Olympic officials say they'll announce the permanent abode of the Olympic gold medal puck at a joint news conference in Vancouver.
The puck that Sidney Crosby shot to clinch the 3-2 victory over the United States went missing after the final game on Feb. 28.
From Vancouver, the puck somehow made its way to the IIHF offices in Switzerland.
But a senior IIHF official told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that in his mind, it belongs to all Canadians.
On Monday, the head of the Vancouver Olympic committee suggested to reporters that the puck won't actually remain in one place.
"The big thing about the puck is to make sure that ... it does the most good it possibly can, it just ends up in a place where Canadians can celebrate," John Furlong said in Whistler.
"That can't just be one place. Where ever it ends up, whatever its starting point is, it will have other places to go as well."
Possible options are the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto or the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver. A recent letter to the editor in a national newspaper suggested the puck belonged in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que.
Crosby's stick and one of his gloves were temporarily missing after the Games as well but Hockey Canada later announced they had been misplaced during packing.
Four other overtime pucks from the men's gold medal game will be auctioned online.
One of the most enduring mysteries of the National Hockey League is the whereabouts of the puck that Paul Henderson shot into the net in Moscow to snatch the Summit Series against Russia in 1972.