Former Edmonton Oiler and Stanley Cup champion, Norm Lacombe, is looking for some help after he had his Stanley Cup ring stolen from his car over the weekend.
30 years after hoisting the cup, former @EdmontonOilers winger – Norm Lacombe – has his Stanley Cup ring stolen. Help this guy out & keep an eye out for it. It has his last name & player number on it. #yeg pic.twitter.com/bvjxhZMSWR
— Nicole Weisberg (@NWeisbergCTV) May 29, 2018
Lacombe, a veteran of 319 NHL regular season games, won a Stanley Cup with the Oilers back in 1988 and now his priceless memento from that win is missing after someone jacked it from his car. Lacombe told CTV News that he was golfing near Spruce Grove over the weekend and that he took his ring off before his round but forgot to put it back on when he was done. When he went back to his car in the morning, the ring was gone.
From the CTV interview:
“[I’m] sick to my stomach. It’s obviously sentimental value. My name is on it, my number. You can’t replace a Stanley Cup ring. [It’s] probably one of my favourite memories playing in the NHL. Everyone dreams to win a cup and I did and I have a ring, and I’d like it back.”
Obviously, having someone steal your Stanley Cup ring is not only horrible because of the personal meaning and value but also because of the violation of some rando going through your stuff. While it might be easy to say that Lacombe shouldn’t have left the ring in his car to begin with, I know that I’ve personally forgotten plenty of stuff in my whip and it’s not hard to see how it can happen.
Despite the theft, Lacombe hopes the thief will have a moment of honesty and return the ring back to him. According to Lacombe:
“I’m very optimistic. That’s my nature anyway. I’m optimistic someone will bring it back.”
I hope you’re right, Norm. I hope you get that ring back and that I’m able to do an update on this story and tell the people that that baby is back on your finger. And if you know anything about this, the Spruce Grove RCMP is investigating the theft and will be offering up a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to its return.
Source: Nicole Weisberg, CTV News, 5/29/2018 – 4:00 pm MST