Cory Huclack and his father, Dan, are both looking for a Grey Cup ring this week.
While Cory is looking to win one with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday, the elder Huclack had his championship ring stolen on his way to the doctor’s office in Winnipeg earlier this week.
On Monday, Dan — who won the ring as a fullback with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1984 — had it taken, along with $40, by a pair of thieves.
“They kicked him in the groin twice,” said Cory, who was understandably more worried about his father’s health than the stolen ring. “The main thing is that he’s OK. It could have been a lot worse.”
Cory’s parents will travel to Edmonton this weekend to cheer on their son and the Roughriders.
While the stolen piece of jewelry represented priceless memories of a championship season, Cory said it would be pretty much useless to anyone else, considering its uniqueness.
“You can’t sell it,” Cory said. “Those things tend to turn up in places.”
The ’84 ring was one of two Dan earned in his career, along with one from the 1986 championship with the Hamilton Tiger-cats.
Given that Cory won a Grey Cup ring of his own last year with the Montreal Alouettes, the fourth-year CFLer is looking to become the only player in the league this year with back-to-back championships after joining the Roughriders as a free agent in June 2010.
That would mean matching the same number of rings as his father won.
“He was already talking about that,” Cory said, smiling.