DENVER (CBS4)– A Good Samaritan has helped return the goalie gear to the Colorado Mammoth player who had it stolen last week.

Dillon Ward, goalie for the lacrosse team the Colorado Mammoth, was getting ready to leave for the West Division Semifinal in Calgary when his equipment was stolen from 6th and Speer.

Colorado Mammoth goalie Dillon Ward's gear returned after it was stolen. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Mammoth goalie Dillon Ward’s gear returned after it was stolen. (credit: CBS)

National Lacrosse League goaltenders typically only own one set of gear.

Ward was able to borrow goalie gear for the semifinal game against the Calgary Roughnecks from the Vancouver Stealth. Playing in borrowed gear, Ward allowed a season-high 16 goals in the overtime loss to the Roughnecks.

This week, Dan Burnett returned the gear to Ward. He said he purchased the bag of gear for $30 from a group that appeared homeless.

Burnett quickly realized what it was.

“I don’t think they even knew what it was for sure,” said Barnett, “because they were just saying it was hockey equipment. Then they said they got it out of a garbage can.”

Ward was thrilled to get his gear back.

“Unbelievable! I can’t thank you enough for this,” Ward said to Barnett.

“He didn’t have to do that. He didn’t have to stop and ask them where they got the bag or where they got it from or get it back for me. The fact that he did is just awesome,” said Ward.

Ward was named to Team Canada on Tuesday. He will compete in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. in July.


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