Bianca Simon couldn’t believe it. She broke down. And her mother got it all on video.
The three-year-old Winnipeg Jets fan was in tears when she discovered her favourite player, Ondrej Pavelec, wasn’t in net for Thursday’s pre-season game.
Her mother, Marilyn, captured the adorable moment and posted it to YouTube – a decison she later admitted was a “parenting fail.”
“I want Pav to be in there,” Bianca told the camera through soaked eyes, pointing toward the television.
“(Al) Montoya is a good Jet too,” her sister Natasha, 5, tried to reassure her, referring to the team’s backup goalie between the pipes.
But Bianca’s anger would not be tamed.
Word of her blow up reached the Jets and the video was shown to her hero.
“I was crying too,” Pavelec told Global News. “In the press box, because I couldn’t play.”
Pavelec, ever the gentleman, recorded a special message for Bianca, announcing he would be in net the following game.
And a smile was brought back to her face.