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Oilers 1990 Stanley Cup ring goes for US$72,000 on hockey auction site

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The Edmonton Oilers may not have won a Stanley Cup in almost 20 years, but on the auction block, the love lives on.

The five Stanley cup rings held by former team owner Peter Pocklington fetched US$272,829 after bidding closed late Tuesday on the auction website www.classicauctions.net.

The ring commemorating the Oilers final Stanley Cup win in 1990 captured the highest payout - $72,151 from among 30 bids.

The second-highest was $61,174 from the team's second championship in 1985.

All bids were in U.S. funds.

There were an average of 25 bids each for the rings, part of a collection that Pocklington - who now lives in Palm Springs, Calif. - has said he was selling to raise funds for his grandchildren's education.

Pocklington put 29 items up for sale on the website of the Quebec-based firm. A winning bid of $7,786 took home the replica miniature Stanley Cup given to Pocklington after the first win and a Wayne Gretzky CCM prototype jersey went for $880.

The love for the Oilers dyanasty far exceeded the interest in the New York Islanders' four-year reign that came before it.

The 1980 Stanley Cup ring belonging to Clark Gillies - the bruising left winger from the team's dynasty years - attracted 15 bidders and a winning bid of just under $19,000 on the site. A second ring from the 1982 Islanders championship fetched $17,270.

Gillies' four replica mini Stanley Cup trophies went for an average of $5,360 while a Gillies 1980 Stanley Cup championship game-worn jersey - with a Lake Placid Olympic patch - brought 24 bidders and a payout of $13,155.

The 54-year-old winger - born in Moose Jaw, Sask., and inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002 - starred for years with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier on the Islanders' famed "Trio Grande" line.

Among the other bids:

-A Dave "Sweeney" Schriner 1940 Toronto Maple Leafs game-worn jersey attracted 10 bids and a $20,897 winner;

-Brad Parks' game-worn 1978 Boston Bruins jersey went for just under $3,000;

-A faded, white chair from the old Montreal Forum signed by Habs greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Guy Lafleur and Jean Beliveau sold for $2,469.

-The game-worn goalpads of Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh went for $2,310; in 1985 the Swedish born goalie, driving over the legal alcohol limit, slammed his Porsche into the concrete steps of a school and died soon after.

The auction site, in business for more than a decade, sells hockey memorabilia tied to some of the game's biggest names.

Among its record sales are $135,000 for a 1973 game-worn Bobby Orr jersey, $85,000 for Bobby Hull's 1961 Stanley Cup ring, and $17,500 for a game-used Beliveau hockey stick.

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