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$10K reward offered for Crosby’s missing stick

The search for the missing stick and glove used by Sidney Crosby while scoring the gold medal-winning goal is getting serious. Reebok Canada is now offering a $10,000 reward:

TORONTO (AP) - Reebok Canada is offering a $10,000 reward, no questions asked, for the return of the stick and gloves Sidney Crosby used to score in overtime in Canada’s Olympic championship victory over the United States.

The equipment disappeared after Crosby tossed his stick and ripped off his gloves to celebrate. Hockey Canada says all of the equipment was collected and was being put into the players’ bags when it was noticed Crosby’s stick and glove were missing

“The stick and glove are priceless,” Len Rhodes, vice president and general manager for Reebok Hockey CCM, said Saturday night. “There’s absolutely no substitute for that exact stick and glove.”

Reebok has set up an e-mail hotline for people to send in tips. Hockey Canada also is trying to figure out what happened and security officers are reviewing video that shows people leaving the rink with sticks.

No questions asked, for a stick and glove that “there’s absolutely no substitute for"; yeah, I’m guessing that if someone did did the gear on purpose -- and at this point that has to be what happened, right? -- then they are holding out for much, much more than that.

Of course, it’s not as if they’ll be able to just sell the stick and glove in ten years as if no one remembers that they were stolen.