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Jack Carnefix, ECHL Vice President of Communications, (609) 452-0770, Ext. 16
Joe Siville, ECHL Assistant Director of Communications, (609) 452-0770, Ext. 12

Dear FRESNO PR

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL in association with the Professional Hockey Players' Association and The MeiGray Group on Tuesday announced the 2nd Annual Captains' Club Jersey Auction to benefit the Membership Assistance Program (MAP).

Game-worn jerseys from the Captain of each of the 25 teams in the Premier 'AA' Hockey League will be auctioned online at ECHL.com, MeiGray.com and PHPA.com beginning Apr. 17 at 6 p.m. ET and continuing until May 1 at 6 p.m. ET.

The Captain's Club Jersey Auction was initiated in 2004 in an effort to help fund the Membership Assistance Program which provides all PHPA Members and their families access to counseling services when dealing with personal, work-related, and behavioral health concerns.

"The Captains' Club is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain a one-of-a-kind piece of game-worn memorabilia, while assisting all ECHL Players and their families through this unique program," said PHPA Executive Director, Larry Landon.