ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, left wing Jason Chimera, assistant coach Bob Woods and mascot Slapshot will visit Saint James School in Falls Church, Va., at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, the Washington Capitals announced today. Ovechkin, Chimera and Woods are participating in the Capitals Hockey School program. The trio will be directing a floor hockey session in the school’s gym with 220 fifth- through eighth-grade students.
Ovechkin, Chimera and Woods will participate in a question-and-answer session with the students and lead a skills demonstration. They will guide the students through several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting. Both Ovechkin and Chimera will demonstrate each skill and call on student volunteers to demonstrate what they have learned. The clinic will conclude with several students participating in a brief scrimmage with Ovechkin on one team and Chimera on the other. Following the clinic, the Capitals will donate a set of street hockey equipment to the school.
This will be the second Capitals Hockey School visit this season. The Capitals host two Hockey School visits each month between September and May and donate street hockey equipment to each participating school.
This is the fifth consecutive year the Capitals have conducted their Hockey School program. The Caps have hosted more than 50 clinics and reached more than 7,500 students in the past four years. Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper hockey technique. Each school will receive an official Capitals Hockey School banner to display in their school year-round.
WHO: Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, left wing Jason Chimera, assistant coach Bob Woods and mascot Slapshot
WHAT: Teaching students several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting as part of Caps Hockey School
WHEN: Monday, Sept.12, 2011
1:45 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Saint James School
830 Broad Street
Falls Church, Va. 22046
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