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 WashingtonCaps.com 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