ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals defenseman Brian Pothier will drop the ceremonial first puck at the third annual Dave Fay Memorial hockey game at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Capitals alumni – Yvon Labre, Gord Lane, Gary Rissling and Blair Stewart – along with Caps radio broadcaster Steve Kolbe are scheduled to play in the game with players across Maryland and Virginia as they compete for Lord Brown’s Boot in the charity hockey game. The game is open to the public and there is no admission fee to watch the game.
Sponsored in part by The Front Page restaurant and Sports Page deli, together with annual Put Cancer on Ice (PCOI) sponsor Mirant Mid-Atlantic, this year’s event will include Capitals mascot Slapshot, who will guest referee the first period, along with a duel between celebrity guest goalies, Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler and Kolbe. PCOI is a grass-roots organization comprised of Washington Capitals hockey fans who get together for monthly pick-up hockey games in a Maryland versus Virginia format.
The game is in memory of Dave Fay, a beat reporter for the Washington Times who died of cancer, and raises money for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program. PCOI will hold a silent auction of NHL and Capitals items including a Capitals jersey signed by the entire 2008-09 team, an Alex Ovechkin
signed collectible and Mike Gartner tribute signed collectibles among others. For a list of auction items and event information, visit the organization’s website at www.putcanceronice.org.