Thugs steal Grey Cup ring

BOB HOLLIDAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:59 PM ET

WINNIPEG As Cory Huclack sets his sights on winning the Grey Cup in Edmonton on Sunday, his father, Dan, is nursing his own injuries from when he was mugged of his own Grey Cup ring.

Two male suspects mugged the senior Huclack as he walked shortly before noon Monday.

I felt something in my back and somebody say give me your money, said Dan Huclack. I gave them $40 and they wanted more. One of them kicked me you-know-where and I dropped to the sidewalk. They wanted more and kicked me again. As I was lying there, they grabbed the ring and ran down the street. They were a couple of spineless guys attacking from behind.

Huclack won his ring in 1984 when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers trampled the Hamilton Tiger Cats 47-17.

Im disappointed and a little pissed off, but okay, said Huclack.

The ring is gold with a diamond on top mounted on a blue background. Inscribed on the ring is 47-17 with Huclacks number 30 and position, FB.

"The ring cant be pawned, so I have a good chance of it being recovered, said Huclack, whose career never recovered after shattering a leg in the 1984 Labour Day classic in Regina.

The two police officers were fabulous. I couldnt ask for better treatment, he said.

His son Cory, a linebacker and long snapper with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, will play in his third straight championship game after two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes eked out a last-second 28-27 victory over the Riders in last years classic.

The suspects are described as a black male about five-foot-10, with a skinny build, wearing a red and black checkered jacket and an aboriginal male about six-foot-three, wearing a black hat, jeans and a grey jacket.


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