Omaha family seeks to get hockey gear back

Published: Mar. 22, 2021 at 4:50 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A thief scores hundreds of dollars worth of hockey gear from an Omaha family’s driveway. Some of it is used to grow the game through Omaha Hockey Club.

Hockey is the web that weaves the Lill family together.

“It’s pretty much all that we do, it’s our date night,” Abbie and Jordan Lill said.

Any player knows you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, but so do thieves. Like the one who stole from Jason, a Board Member of the Omaha Hockey Club.

“It’s rental gear that was used for kids who are just starting out playing hockey,” Jordan said.

The family usually stores their gear in the garage but left helmets, gloves, pads, and skates in the car after an exhausting night on the ice. Some of the gear was their own and unique to them.

“My gloves, mostly, it’s Minnesota North Star gloves. So, they’re like vibrant yellow, vibrant green, black, and white,” Abbie said.

Another member of Omaha Hockey Club raised $1,300 Sunday to support the Lill’s losses as they prepare to leave Omaha for Fargo, North Dakota.

Whether it’s new gear or what was stolen, the Lill’s know hockey in Omaha is in good hands.

The family contacted hockey retailers in the area and says the right people are on the lookout for the stolen equipment.

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