McGill tie, worn by Team Canada head coach, a hot commodity

March 3, 2010

McGill University's red silk ties are sold out after the merchandise was made popular by McGill alumnus and Canada's Olympic men's hockey team head coach Mike Babcock, who wore the "lucky" tie to Sunday's gold-medal match with the US. The manager of McGill's bookstore says "in a good month we might sell two ties," but now there is a waiting list to buy it. The tie has its own Facebook page with over 1,300 fans. Babcock's father says his son takes every opportunity to celebrate his alma mater. "He's very proud to be a McGill alumni." Toronto Star | McGill Bookstore website | "Mike Babcock's McGill Tie" Facebook page