It didn't take Sherlock Holmes to solve the case of the missing hockey equipment, but Sidney Crosby
's missing gear finally has been located.
Crosby's glove and the stick he used to score the overtime, gold medal-winning goal had gone missing following the celebration Feb. 28 in Vancouver.
Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's director of men's national teams, led a search for the equipment by communicating with various team and event staff as well as partners over the past week to track various shipments.
Crosby's stick was located in a shipment that was headed to the IIHF Hall of Fame. The stick had been inadvertently given to the IIHF on the belief that it was not the game stick. Crosby was shown photos of the stick in question, and he identified it as the stick he used.
The glove was found by Team Canada teammate Patrice Bergeron
when he unpacked one of his equipment bags.
Both items are being returned to Crosby.
"I want to thank everyone at VANOC, the team equipment managers, a number of Hockey Canada partners and the International Ice Hockey Federation in helping us track and locate several shipments to find the missing items," said Salmond. "With everyone's cooperation, we were able to locate these items and are pleased to be able to return the stick and glove to its rightful owner."