Jerseys, goalie gear stolen from hockey team visiting Victoria

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help finding stolen hockey jerseys and equipment.

Staff from the Banff Academy called police Friday morning when they discovered that their home and away jerseys and goalie gear had been stolen from a locked trailer at their Douglas Street hotel.

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The home jerseys are white with black accents around the neck, black and gold stripes near the bottom and 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 stolen goalie equipment includes a CCM blocker, catcher, chest and shoulder protector, goalie pants and goalie mask. The goalie leg pads were not taken.

The Alberta-based international team, made up of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old hockey players from around the world, is in Victoria for a hockey tournament.

They borrowed jerseys and gear for their game.

Officers would like to talk to anyone who has information about the suspects or information that would help return of the jerseys and goalie gear.

The file is under active investigation. Police ask anyone who has information about the incident to call 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).

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