Patrice Bergeron is simply the man. That’s it, that’s all you need to know. He finally got his chance to take the Stanley Cup to his hometown and share it with everyone who has helped him along the way. It’s sad that Quebec is where Patrice Bergeron has brought the cup, and we all know that Quebec is the worst city ever. At the same time though, it’s awesome that the Stanley Cup is in the hands of a Bruin in a Canadian city.
Bergeron’s first stop was the campus of his alma mater, Seminaire Saint-Francois. The players on the school’s midget AAA team were told to report to the school in the morning to fill out some paperwork, but when they arrived, they got quite the surprise. -NHL.com
Now that is how you start the day. You go to your old stompin’ grounds and share the Cup. If I was kid on this team, I probably would have missed this event due to the fact there was paperwork involved. I hate paperwork, it’s just the worst. I would have missed the Stanley Cup, but luckily for these guys, they showed up and had an awesome surprise waiting for them.
Patrice also took the Cup to a Children’s Hospital. Just to add to his handsome looks and untouchable NHL status, Patrice is very involved in hospitals, whether it’s here in Boston, or back home. He really is a great guy who always gives something back, so keep your girlfriend as far away as possible from this man.
Bergeron spoke to the crowd right off the St. Laurent river, telling them that he has fulfilled his childhood dream, the dream of many children, of winning the Stanley Cup. -NHL.com
Despite the rain hundreds, maybe even a few thousand, still came out to see Patrice and the Stanley Cup. Patty B then spent a good amount of time taking pictures, signing autographs and kissing babies.
Patrice Bergeron and his family enjoyed a small breakfast at the amazing Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. The small crowd got the chance to drink OJ out of the Cup and enjoy a fantastic breakfast.-NHL.com
Now that is how you have breakfast. Drinking some OJ out of the Cup is more or less exactly what I’m talkin’ about. A classy way to drink for a classy guy.
Later in the morning Hockey Hall of Famer Curator Phil Pritchard was on hand to present Bergeron with a gold watch from the International Ice Hockey Federation recognizing his membership in the Triple Gold Club — he is the 25th player in the history of hockey to win a gold medal at the World Championships, an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup. The watch cannot be bought, only won, and just 24 others players have accomplished the feat.-NHL.com
This is just an unreal accomplishment for any player, let alone a Bruin. To win all of the different championships that Patrice has is just amazing. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy. I am excited to see what he does next year.