DENVER (KDVR) — As celebrations erupted for the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night, one fan was left heartbroken after a jersey that was made to honor their dad who died suddenly was stolen from their car.

While many fans were buzzing with excitement hoping for a chance to see the Avalanche win the first Stanley Cup in 21 years, Daniel was left in tears.

“It’s hard to imagine I’d get it back. I teared up about it. I couldn’t wear it to watch the game. I told myself my dad would have just wanted them to win, and that’s what they did,” Daniel shared.

Daniel had the jerseys custom-made.

“My dad died suddenly and unexpectedly the day after Christmas 2020. He was a huge Avs fan. We have season tickets and he and I went to almost every game together since 2014. I made my brother and I these jerseys after he died. I wear them to every game,” Daniel shared.

The jersey was stolen from Daniel’s vehicle in the Sloan Lake/Highlands area.

“I never had a wonderful relationship with him growing up, but hockey bonded us, and it was the best space with my dad, and we could always talk positively about it,” Daniel said.

Here’s a look at the jerseys:

Daniel said the car was empty, minus the jersey, and didn’t file a police report because the value of the items was $180 — instead reaching out to Twitter for help.

“If you see anyone at a watch party with a jersey that is #3 and says ‘DAD,’ please message me,” Daniel tweeted

Daniel said the jersey was left in the car after the game on Friday, where it’s been after every game so it’s ready for the next one.

Daniel has received dozens of offers from strangers to buy them a new jersey. Instead, they people should donate the same amount of money to an organization called Hockey is for Everyone.

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