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July 3, 2012: Fan of the Day - Derick C.

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Derick C.
King of Prussia, PA

How long have you been following the Pens and how did you become a fan?
I have been a fan for at least 20 years. I got into hockey when I learned to skate on the frozen pond my family had in our backyard. I became a Pens fan when I heard Mike Lange's game calls and energy on KDKA radio.

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

Tell us about your favorite Penguins memory.
My favorite Pens memory is the April 24th, 1996 4OT game against the Caps. I was laying on the couch listening to the radio broadcast knowing I had to get up in only a few hours to go to school. When late into the night Mike Lange announced that Petr Nedved had scored with only seconds remaining in the period, I jumped up from the couch and woke my entire family. I couldn't sleep that night because of my excitement but I didn't care because the Pens had won.

On a game day I usually...
I check the Pens website at least every hour to get the latest news and updates. I always make sure I am home in time to watch the game on the internet or TV. No longer living in the Pittsburgh area, I have had to get creative with ways to watch my Pens. If I cannot be at home, I listen or check the score using the Pens app on my smartphone.

Congratulations, Derick!

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