Windsor Minor Hockey Association devastated after five signed jerseys were stolen
Windsor Minor Hockey president Dean Lapierre stands in the hockey organization’s board room at Adie Knox arena on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Jason Kryk / Article Sidebar Share CloseShare this Story: Windsor Minor Hockey Association devastated after five signed jerseys were stolen Copy Link Email Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn TumblrArticle contentThe head of Windsor Minor Hockey Association says he’d like to get his hands on the “punks” who stole five signed NHL jerseys including an irreplaceable one from the late Bob Probert.
“Personally, if I saw them I would like to take care of business and then call the police after,” said president Dean Lapierre. Sunday.
## ## Two thieves slipped through an unlocked door into the organization’s boardroom at Adie Knox arena and stole the jerseys.
Along with being a meeting place, the boardroom is a shrine to Windsor’s hockey history. Photos and jerseys from NHL’ers who once played with the association hang on the wall. They’re all signed and made out to Windsor Minor Hockey.
A handwritten sign warns people to avoid touching a door after five signed NHL jerseys were stolen from the Windsor Minor Hockey boardroom at Adie Knox arena in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Jason Kryk/Windsor Star”How do you get a Bob Probert signed?” he said. “It’s personal because I was at his house when he signed it next to him and his wife.”
The group had 22 jerseys. There were just 17 hanging on the wall Monday with names including Alek Stojanov, Darren Banks, Zack Kassian and Dalton Prout.
“They were all here one time, whether they played in bantam, midget or started right in novice,” said Lapierre. “It’s a personal thing for us and we take such pride in our history.”Story continues below