Member story: Boris from GermanyIn its 10th season, Eurolanche introduces its members thru the regular weekly series "Member stories".
If you want to meet the biggest fan of Cody McLeod, you would have to travel to Germany where Boris Wiedemeyer lives. This 44-year old Colorado Avalanche fan and an area manager at a logistics service has been following McLeod’s career since 2011. “I started to collect game-worn Jerseys four years ago and I have been mainly focused on Cody McLeod. As of now, I have six of game-worn jerseys and additional four of other Avalanche players,” explained Boris.
When a fellow collector introduced the Eurolanche Fan Club to Boris, it was a no-brainer for him to join the group of the most passionate Avs fans. “I have always wanted to see an NHL game in person – and in Denver, at best. I got in touch with Eurolanche and signed up for the Eurolanche Invasion VIII, which included going to the Stadium Series game against the Red Wings,” said Boris, who became an Avalanche fan in 2007.
His dreams came true when he met Cody McLeod in person in Denver during Invasion VIII following one of the practices. He could finally get signatures on his entire collection and took a photo with the Avs enforcer. “Cody was really nice to me and to our entire group. He even got out of his car and was patient enough to sign everything what I had. I was really nervous, but I really enjoyed it in the end,” recalls Boris. He also bought three game worn jerseys of the Avalanche ECHL affiliate Colorado Eagles.
Boris has been an ice hockey fan since 1988. Nine years later, he became a fan of his local team, the Berlin Polar Bears. He even started to play inline hockey as a goalkeeper, but had to retire due to a serious injury. Today, he is playing as a goalkeeper in an ice hockey beer league. His goalie mask was customized by a professional painter, which makes it a rare souvenir in his hockey collection.
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07/11/2016 - 17:00