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Canucks' Boeser to sign birthday jersey for former prom date Baylee Bjorge

A Grand Forks woman who went to prom with a UND men's hockey player last year with be reunited with her date. But this time the hockey player will be meeting her as an NHL star. Baylee Bjorge, who went to the 2016 Grand Forks Central High School ...

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A Grand Forks woman who went to prom with a UND men's hockey player last year with be reunited with her date.

But this time the hockey player will be meeting her as an NHL star.

Baylee Bjorge, who went to the 2016 Grand Forks Central High School prom with then-UND men's hockey standout Brock Boeser, received on her birthday this week a Vancouver Canucks jersey donning Boeser's name and number, according to social media posts by her mother, Katie Marcotte. Marcotte told the Herald Bjorge knew she was going to receive the jersey, but there was another surprise.

@BBoeser16 @BayleeBjorge #itsallsheeverwanted pic.twitter.com/hxsnkPyDpz - Katie Marcotte (@k8marcotte) April 6, 2017

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"He'll be home to sign it for you," Marcotte said in a video posted on Twitter, prompting tears of joy from Bjorge.

The story of Bjorge and Boeser attending prom together won hearts across the region. Bjorge, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome, created a Twitter account and asked Boeser to prom. He eventually tracked down the then-high school senior and asked Marcotte if he could take her daughter to prom, and the rest is history.

Bjorge and Boeser have kept in touch since their date. After she got the jersey, Boeser texted her to wish her a happy birthday. Bjorge, who was also voted homecoming queen ahead of the prom, said she was excited to see Boeser again.

"They've developed quite a friendship," Marcotte said, adding he appreciates that Boeser takes time to make Bjorge feel special.

Watch Bjorge open her Canucks jersey birthday present.

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