Kelly: 30 years later, friends find lost hockey puck in the mud

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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am

As a young man 30 years ago, Russ Liekhus of Omaha felt like — well, like H-E-double-hockey-sticks — when he lost his buddy's special puck.

Russ and three other guys had been hitting slapshots on the iced-over lagoon at the Central Park Mall (now known as the Gene Leahy Mall). The puck, with an Omaha Knights logo, held sentimental value for his friend, T.A. Johns, who wasn't there that day.

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