Victoria Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating sports gear that was stolen from a visiting boys hockey team.
The hockey team was visiting from Banff, Alberta, and found their gear missing early Friday morning.
According to police, staff members from the team, Banff Academy, woke up to find that their home and away jerseys and goalie gear had all been stolen from a locked trailer in their hotel parking lot in the 2800-block of Douglas Street.
The stolen home jerseys are described as white hockey jerseys with black accents around the neck and black and gold stripes near the bottom. “Banff Academy” is written on the front.
The away jerseys are described as mainly black, with white and gold sections on the arms, with “Banff Academy” written in gold font on the front.
Meanwhile, the stolen goalie gear is mainly white CCM branded equipment, including a blocker, catcher, chest and shoulder protector, goalie pants, and goalie mask.
Pictured below: (The goalie leg pads were not taken in the theft)
Banff Academy is an Alberta-based team of 15-17 year-old hockey players, who hail from around the world. After the theft, the team was forced to borrow jerseys and gear for their game on Friday morning.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident or the jerseys’ location is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654, or anonymously through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).