The trophy that symbolizes supremacy in Canadian men’s university soccer has apparently be stolen.
The Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy hasn’t been seen since the University of B.C. men’s team celebrated with it at the campus pub last Wednesday.
Dan Elliott, media relations manager for UBC Athletics, confirmed that members of the team weren’t able to locate the trophy in the bar when they were preparing to leave for the night. UBC Athletics is currently working with Pit Pub staff to try to determine its whereabouts, Elliott said. The matter has not been reported to police.
According to The Ubyssey student newspaper, the Pit Pub posted about the missing trophy on Facebook Tuesday night and offered a reward for its return. The post has since been taken down.
Men’s soccer coach Mike Mosher told The Ubyssey the trophy “was in the trust of the group so I’ve got to communicate with those guys.”
The team had been planning to bring the trophy with them to Friday night’s men’s basketball game at War Memorial Gym, where they were to be honoured for their achievement. The Province’s Howard Tsumura is also to be honoured that night.
Sam Davidson, for whom the trophy is named, helped build soccer in Manitoba during the first half of the 20th century after immigrating from Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.