Hockey stick carved in mid-1800s sold at auction

Updated: December 24, 2006, 12:11 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- A hockey stick believed to have been carved between 1852 and 1856 was sold at auction for $2.2 million and will be displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The hickory stick is purported to be the oldest hockey stick. The oldest stick now on display in the Hall of Fame is from 1881.

Seller Gord Sharpe said 26 bids were submitted worldwide, with the winning bid from a Canadian who plans to offer the stick to the hall.

Proceeds from the sale ...

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