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Kettler Capitals Iceplex To Host Special Hockey International Tournament, April 19-21

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, VA. – April 19, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have partnered with American Special Hockey to host the Special Hockey International Tournament at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., April 19-21. The tournament will feature more than 500 special athletes from the United States, Canada and Britain facing off for three days of competition, beginning on Thursday evening.

Capitals chairman and majority owner Ted Leonsis will address the crowd at noon on Friday, welcoming the special athletes, their families and friends to Kettler Capitals Iceplex, while team captain Chris Clark is slated to drop the puck in opening ceremonies.
The Capitals, who are actively involved in the tournament, also will host an online auction at with all proceeds helping to cover the costs of the tournament. Auction items include: game-used sticks from Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Steve Eminger, Olie Kolzig, Mike Green and Tomas Fleischmann, as well as game-issued gloves of Caps captain Chris Clark and defensemen Brian Pothier and Shaone Morrisonn.
American Special Hockey is an organization that gives young people with special needs an opportunity for athletic achievement through the sport of hockey.
WHAT:           Special Hockey International Tournament
WHO:             Capitals chairman and majority owner Ted Leonsis
Special Hockey Athletes from around the world
WHEN:           Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21
                        Leonsis’ opening remarks: Noon, Friday, April 20
                        Games begin Thursday evening and continue throughout the day Friday and Saturday
WHERE:        Kettler Capitals Iceplex
                        627 N. Glebe Road
                        Arlington, Va. 22203
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