Bomber hopes to recover stolen Grey Cup ring

TAMARA KING, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Dan Huclack hopes the latest effort by police will finally help locate his treasured Grey Cup ring, stolen right off his finger during a mugging.

Police released sketches Wednesday of the images of two men who mugged the former fullback near Health Sciences Centre. He was going to a doctor's appointment on Nov. 22, 2010 when two men jumped him from behind, demanding money. Huclack was kicked and fell to the ground, and the pair demanded more, then took his medication and the championship ring off of his finger.

Huclack doesn't care about the $40 or the meds. But the gold ring, which has a diamond and a blue background, was from his 1984 season with the Bombers when Winnipeg trampled Hamilton 47-17. Inscribed on the ring is that score, Huclack's No. 30, and FB for his position.

"I'm willing to do anything to get that ring back," he told QMI Agency Wednesday. "That was the first one."

Hucklack, who went on to earn another Grey Cup ring in 1986 with the Tiger-Cats when Hamilton beat Edmonton, said he's hopeful about the return of the Bombers ring and pointed out it has little value to the thieves.

"It's not like they can take it to a pawn shop," he said.

Police acknowledge it's been nearly two months since the mugging but investigators have been trying other avenues to find the ring.

"We exhausted all other leads that we have," said Const. Jason Michalyshen.

The first suspect is described as black, 21 to 23 years old, 5-foot-10, with a skinny build, short black hair and a slight moustache. He wore a red-and-black checkered jacket.

The second suspect is described as aboriginal, 28 to 31 years old, 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-4, with a heavy build. He wore a black hat, jeans and a grey jacket.


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