The Washington Capitals hosted nearly 50 media members for Media Fantasy Camp at Medstar Capitals Iceplex on Sept. 3.
Capitals head coach Todd Reirden welcomed the group to the Capitals' locker room, followed by a video session led by assistant coach Brett Leonhardt and an equipment session led by head equipment manager Brock Myles.
Video: 2019 Media Fantasy Camp
Media members were given a chance to hone their hockey skills at various stations positioned around the rink. Assistant coach Reid Cashman led a station on skating; assistant coach Scott Arniel led a station focused on stickhandling; and assistant coach Blaine Forsythe and former Olympian Haley Skarupa orchestrated a shooting station. Capitals players Alex Alexeyev and Jonas Siegenthaler provided additional instruction at the event.
The event concluded with a scrimmage coached by Capitals alumni Craig Laughlin and Alan May. Team red won the game. Goal scorers included Ben Raby (Caps Radio), Sherree Burruss (NBC 4), Mike Thomas (FOX 5) and Tarik El-Bashir (The Athletic). In addition, Chris Nelson (mediachameleon) and Joe Noyes (NoVa Caps) each scored two goals.