Ed Belfour set to trade Olympic gold for business venture

Ed Belfour is preparing to give up his Olympic gold medal for an opportunity to go into business with his son.

The medal the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie won representing Canada at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games is one of 66 pieces of personal NHL memorabilia Belfour has put up for auction. The objective is to raise enough seed money for Belfour and his 26-year-old son, Dayn, to go forward with their plan to open Belfour Distilleries.

Belfour said it's difficult to part ways with some of the items. But, he added, it's worth it to start what he called "the next chapter" of his life with his son.

The auction is being held online and conducted by Quebec-based Classic Auctions. Bids can be submitted through Tuesday night.