Capitals left wing Ben Clymer met Caps fans at ESPN Zone Tuesday, Jan. 17 in downtown Washington, D.C. ESPN Zone is hosting Caps players once a month from January through April to compete against Capitals fans in the ESPN Zone “NHL Tonight” interactive hockey game. Clymer was January’s participating Capitals player.
Patricia Larkin and Christina Cimino won the chance to play against Clymer in the NHL Tonight game by writing in 50 words or less why they are the biggest Caps fans. Clymer also selected Christina and Tom Kane at ESPN Zone to participate in the challenge.
In the first round of play Cimino defeated Tom Kane and Larkin defeated Christina Kane. Cimino then beat out Larkin for the chance to play against Clymer. In the end it was a close competition, but Clymer defeated Cimino 24-22.
Cimino was awarded a team-autographed jersey, two Caps tickets and ESPN Zone VIP status for a night, while Larkin received a team-signed stick and ESPN Zone prize packs. The Kanes each received Ben Clymer autographed pucks and ESPN Zone prize packs.
Matt Bradley will be the next Caps player to participate, and will be appearing at ESPN Zone Thursday, Feb. 23.
If you are interested in competing in one of the upcoming ESPN Zone challenges, here’s how you can participate:
Guests will be selected in one of the following ways:
• ESPN Zone MVP Club members will receive an email at the beginning of each month, asking them to email back in 50 words or less why they are the Capitals’ biggest fans and should get to play. Two winners will be selected as finalists, and invited back to compete in the playoff at ESPN Zone the night of the player’s appearance. To sign up as an ESPN Zone MVP Club member, click HERE.
• On the night of the player’s appearance, the participating Capitals player will choose the two guests who he thinks are the biggest Capitals fans. The two winners will be finalists.
For more information contact Elizabeth Wodatch, community relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.