Hockey fans of old and new filled Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday night to watch Washington Capitals alumni face off in Fan Appreciation Week’s alumni “Black and White” game. Twenty former Capitals took the ice for the matchup and put on a show for the fans. The game, hosted at the Capitals brand new practice facility in Arlington, Va., brought back many fond memories for both players and spectators alike.
Led by former Caps right wingers Pat Peake (1993-98), who netted a game-high four goals and Lou Franceschetti (1981-89), who added a pair himself, the White Team dominated the alumni matchup, winning the game 11-6. Forward Bob Gould (1981-89) scored a team-leading two goals for the Black Team, who provided some offense but not enough to keep up with their opposition.
The alumni “Black and White” game was one of many events hosted by the Capitals during this past week, the team’s first-ever Fan Appreciation Week. Festivities, which began on Monday, wrap-up tomorrow afternoon at Verizon Center when the Capitals play host to the Buffalo Sabres at 1 p.m. Each fan attending the game will receive an Alex Ovechkin
banner. Many others Capitals giveaways will occur throughout the course of Fan Appreciation Day with the team’s annual “Shirt Off Our Backs” presentation highlighting the week’s conclusion. Alumni Roster in PDF format