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August 14, 2012 - Fan of the Day - Jonathan G.

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan G.
Grove City, PA

How long have you been following the Pens and how did you become a fan?
I became a fan in 1985. I grew up a product of the military and happen to see a Penguins game on TV, rare for the time and even more rare due to never living in the home market. It was also the first hockey game I can remember watching. Even at 5 years old, I was hooked. The speed and physicality of the game really drew me in. Throughout our moves over the years, I would search sports sections of the papers trying to find any information on how the team was doing.

Who is your favorite Penguins player (past or present)?
Mario Lemieux

Tell us about your favorite Penguins memory.
Game 2 of the 2009 ECF against Carolina. My wife surprised me with tickets and in doing so I got to take her to her first live game. It was an amazing game to boot. Geno locking up the hat trick with the no-look-back-hander. It was a game full of everything great about Penguins hockey. There was a fight, great plays and the amazing play-off atmosphere that Pens fans bring!

On game day I usually...
Grab a jersey from the closet, get cold drinks and snacks ready and then gather the family for game time. During and after the game I also live chat with other fans on my fan site about what is happening in the game.

Congratulations, Jonathan!

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