Victoria BC – Investigators are asking for your help as we work to locate and return jerseys and equipment stolen from a visiting midget boys hockey team.
Staff from the Banff Academy team, a Banff, Alberta-based international team of 15-17 year-old hockey players from around the world, called police this morning after discovering that their home and away jerseys and goalie gear had been stolen from their locked trailer at their hotel in the 2800-block of Douglas Street overnight. Other gear, including the goalie leg pads were left behind.
The home jerseys are described as white hockey jerseys with black accents around the neck and black and gold stripes near the bottom with “Banff Academy” on the front. The away jerseys are black, with white and gold sections on the arms, and “Banff Academy” on the front in gold lettering.
The goalie equipment stolen include was all CCM branded and includes a blocker, catcher, chest and shoulder protector, goalie pants and goalie mask. A photograph of the goalie equipment is below. The goalie leg pads were not taken in the theft.
The team, who have travelled to Victoria from Banff, Alberta, for a hockey tournament were forced to borrow jerseys and gear for their game this morning.
Officers are seeking information about the suspects as well as information leading to the return of the jerseys and goalie gear. If you have information about this incident,
The file is under active investigation. If you have information about this incident or the jerseys’ location please call us at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).