Saturday, August 18, 2012

Boot Camp 2012 IP

This afternoon I went to L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC, to the first Boot Camp pro hockey tournament, in which NHLers and other professional players who belong to NHL teams play as a means to stay in shape and raise money for charity. All 4 teams each played 2 games today, so here's what I was able to get autographed inside and outside the arena:

I thought it was funny that both Mathieu Perreault and Jason Pominville remarked how they had never seen their 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee Retro cards before today! I was hoping to get cards signed by Derick Brassard and Patrice Bergeron, but I didn't see them around (except on the ice). I also had cards for Marc Méthot, Ryan White and Kevin Poulin, but I didn't see them either. David Desharnais, Steve Bernier, Jason Demers, Gabriel Bourque, Frédéric St-Denis, Maxime Macenauer and Simon Després also took part in the tournament, among others.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Pro-Am Gagné Bergeron IP

I went to the Pro-Am Gagné Bergeron again this year. As you might know from my posts from the last two years, this is an annual charity event co-hosted by Simon Gagné and Patrice Bergeron to benefit both Leucan and Le Pignon bleu. There's a game featuring NHLers and amateurs which is always preceded by an autograph signing session outside the arena. Here's all the autographs I was able to obtain today:

Marc Fortier was there as the coach of one of the 2 teams. Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Alexandre Picard were scheduled to be there, but didn't show up. On the other hand, Jordan Caron was there unannounced. Éric Bélanger and Gabriel Bourque were also there (as announced), but I had nothing for them. The same goes for Pierre Lacroix and Mario Marois, who were also there as coaches for the 2 teams. Marc-André Bergeron played, but didn't sign autographs before the game (maybe he got there late or something).

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Éric Gagné IP

Earlier today at the Stade municipal in Québec took place the Québec Capitales Alumni game. I was able to catch Éric Gagné in the parking lot as he arrived for the game and he signed both my baseball and my card!