WHL’s Winnipeg Ice auction off Bombers-themed jerseys

Photo courtesy: Winnipeg Ice

The Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League are auctioning off Blue Bombers-themed jerseys in support of the team’s education fund.

The collaboration uniforms were worn Friday night during a 5-4 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Bombers’ mascots Buzz and Boomer were on hand and the ceremonial puck drop was performed in tandem by offensive lineman Patrick Neufeld and defensive end Willie Jefferson.

The auction closes at 8:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, March 12. All proceeds will go to the ICE Education Fund, which provides full scholarships to former Ice players for post-secondary education. Currently, 18 former players are being funded at 12 different institutions.

25 different jerseys are available at auction, with the cheapest bid valued at $300 at the time of the publishing of this article. The highest price was on the uniform goalie Daniel Hauser, with the top bid currently sitting at $800.

The Ice began playing in Winnipeg in 2019 after relocating from Cranbrook, B.C. They currently lead the WHL’s Eastern Conference with a record of 51-9-1 and have clinched a playoff berth.