While the Capitals are on the road during USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America, there is still a high level of play taking place at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals are proud to welcome the Junior Women’s Hockey League’s second annual Challenge Cup to Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
The tournament features some of the best girls hockey players in North America, many of whom have already committed to colleges, with 22 teams participating in two divisions. All of the games in the 14-team “Prep Division” will take place at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, while the Rockville Ice Arena will host the eight-team “Red Division.”
Games in the Prep Division run throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, with the bronze medal and championship games set for Monday at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. A complete schedule can be found on the JWHL web site: http://www.jwhl.org/challenge-cup.html
Action got underway this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex with two matchup that showcased the geographical diversity that has come to the area: a team from Vancouver vs. a team from Detroit and a team from Winnipeg vs. a team from Chicago. Teams have also traveled to Arlington from Los Angeles, Calgary, Boston, Vermont, Montreal and elsewhere.
Locally, the Washington Pride have teams participating in each division. The Pride are based out of Rockville Ice Arena and are made up primarily of players from Maryland and Virginia. For more information on the Washington Pride visit http://www.pridehockey.com/home.html