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NHLers step up to replace Kelowna nine-year-old's stolen hockey sweater

Cylis Bagnall receives a replacement sweater from Josh Gorges, right, and Shea Weber, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
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KELOWNA - A pair of NHL stars have just helped make right a wrong suffered by a nine-year-old Kelowna boy, according to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

It started earlier this month shortly after the Homebase charity slo-pitch tournament when bat boy Cylis Bagnall had a jersey signed by over a dozen NHL players stolen from his mother’s car.

NHL player and Kelowna native Josh Gorges stepped up when he heard the story, foundation communications director Shauna Nyrose said in a press release, and arranged to have a replacement jersey signed by as many of the original signatories as possible.

Gorges and fellow NHLer Shea Weber, both former Kelowna Rockets, stopped by the foundation office this morning, July 31, and dropped off the new jersey for a delighted Cylis, who harbours his own NHL ambitions.

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