Paul Henderson's famous 1972 hockey sweater returns to Canada

Canadian buyer Mitchell Goldhar plans to make sweater available to fans

TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - Mitchell Goldhar, owner of SmartCentres, today announced that he has purchased Paul Henderson's 1972 Team Canada sweater from its American owner in a highly competitive auction held last evening.

"I am pleased and proud to bring this important piece of Canadian history home," Goldhar said. "As a lifelong hockey fan I know what Paul Henderson's winning goal against the Russians in 1972 means to all Canadians."

Goldhar wants the sweater to reach all corners of Canada through a national tour. He plans to make arrangements for the sweater to be displayed at community locations such as museums, including the Hockey Hall of Fame, to ensure as many Canadians as possible can share in this wonderful memory.

A Canadian company, SmartCentres has more than 200 shopping centres in communities big and small, and operates in every province. SmartCentres is a major contributor to SickKids, Bloorview Kids Rehab, CAMH and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and many other worthy causes across Canada.

SOURCE SMARTCENTRES

For further information: For further information: Sandra Kaiser, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, SmartCentres, 905 760 6200 ext 7864

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