Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament - My 3rd Day

I had a day off work today, so I decided to go to the Colisée once again and try my luck for another autograph by Mario Lemieux, whose Penguins were scheduled to play shortly before noon.

When I arrived though, the New York Rangers were playing, so at the end of the game, I went to the players' entrance hoping Mark Messier would come up from the locker room that way. He indeed came up soon enough and signed a puck for another guy and these for me:

I then waited for the Penguins to arrive, so I could catch Mario Lemieux as soon as he entered the Colisée. The Penguins eventually arrived, but Mario Lemieux really got swarmed as soon as he entered the Colisée, which makes me wonder where all these people were hiding as 2 minutes earlier, there were only two of us + the security guys! I still succeeded in getting Mr. Lemieux to autograph one of my cards:

He was really in a hurry when he signed it, so it's definitely not his greatest autograph, but I don't really care! The marker he used really sucked though (it wasn't mine)...

After the Penguins game, I tried to get Mr. Lemieux to autograph another one of my cards, since I thought I knew where he would be coming out this time. Sure enough, after some time, he came out of the garage door that I expected him to come out of, in the same Chevy Tahoe he was in last Saturday. Unfortunately, when I showed him my card and my Sharpie, he shook his head and refused to roll down his window to sign... Oh well, at least I got another one earlier today!

I also saw Pierre Turgeon, Pat LaFontaine and Benoit Hogue today, but hadn't brought anything for them, as I had already gotten their autographs last weekend.

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