05/01/2014 10:37 EDT | Updated 07/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Colorado Mammoth goalie's equipment stolen on eve of playoff game

DENVER - The Colorado Mammoth are scrambling after their starting goaltender's equipment was stolen two days before a playoff game.

Dillon Ward's only set of gear was taken Thursday night from outside his home. The timing isn't good for the Mammoth — the team leaves Friday morning for their West Division semifinal against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday.

"I've been in the league for 20 years and this is a first," said Mammoth general manager Steve Govett in a statement.

"I don't know who, in their right mind, would want smelly lacrosse goalie gear. Now we're up against a real deadline to try to find a solution and to give Dillon a chance to make his post-season debut."