Sunday, November 23, 2014
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UBC’s CIS championship trophy stolen from Pit Pub

Photo Charles Vanegas/The Eyeopener

Photo Charles Vanegas/The Eyeopener

Many people lose their coats or umbrellas at the bar. For the UBC men’s soccer team, it was their CIS championship trophy.

Last Wednesday, the Thunderbirds celebrated their recent CIS championship win at the Pit, but their trophy has been missing ever since.

UBC hoisted the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy as the national champions for the second year in a row. But if they can pull off a three-peat next year, it may have to be a new piece of hardware they bring home.

The Pit Pub posted a Facebook status on Tuesday evening stating that they are “taking this very seriously” and “there will be a reward for the safe return of this prized piece of Canadian soccer history, no questions asked.”

UBC men’s soccer head coach Mike Mosher said he was unaware the trophy was missing.

“It was in the trust of the group, so I’ve got to communicate with those guys,” Mosher said.

He also mentioned that the team will need the trophy for this coming Friday, where they will be honoured at halftime during the UBC men’s basketball home game.

Mosher was uncertain what disciplinary measures would be taken against the team, if any. “That’s something I’m going to have to figure out once I get to the base of it,” he said.

The team is under the impression that someone has taken the trophy. It was last seen behind the bar at the Pit, right before the bar closed for the night.

Dan Elliott, media relations manager for UBC Athletics, confirmed that the trophy was stolen, and that the department will be working with the Pit to try to locate it.

  • Corey Backman

    Way to go fellas! Great awareness out there! Way to keep your eyes on the prize! Errr.