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Donations to Sask. rink where Gordie Howe jersey stolen going up for auction

An online auction will be held this month for the items donated to the Asquith Rink where a signed Gordie Howe jersey was stolen. File / Global News

A decision has been made about what to do with the many items donated to the Asquith, Sask., hockey rink after its Gordie Howe jersey was stolen.

Last January, thieves took off with the Detroit Red Wings sweater autographed by the NHL legend, leaving community members both heartbroken and without anything to raffle off.

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News of the theft spread and the small town was showered with support and donations from across the country.

Officials with the Asquith Centennial Sports Center tossed around some ideas and decided to put the donated jerseys and other memorabilia up for auction.

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Outpouring of support after Gordie Howe jersey stolen in Asquith, Sask – Mar 3, 2017

Funds raised will go towards this year’s hockey season.

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The live online auction is scheduled for Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. CT.

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