ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals hosted Hockey ‘n Heels presented by Red Door Spas for more than 200 women on Monday, Feb. 18, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
The event, which sold out within 24 hours, featured instructional lessons and on-ice demonstrations targeted towards the Capitals female audience.
This year female fans learned about hockey from players through five sessions.
Two on-ice sessions featured instruction on shooting with forwards Joey Crabb and Wojtek Wolski along with assistant coach Tim Hunter and alumnus Paul Mulvey. Defenseman Tomas Kundratek and alumnus Craig Laughlin instructed attendees on passing in a third session, while assistant coach Calle Johansson led a demonstration on face-offs during a fourth session. Attendees also had the opportunity to take a photo with forward Jay Beagle during the event.
“It was great having some of our female fans out to Kettler for an evening of Caps hockey,” said Crabb. “I enjoyed teaching them how to shoot the puck and hope they learned more about the game.”
Also during the event strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish led the women through the team’s workout routine during a session on player fitness, while head equipment manager Brock Myles led an equipment session in the Caps locker room on gear used by the team.
During a film session video coach Brett Leonhardt taught women how to break down film to understand and analyze different aspects of the game as well as how he prepares the team and coaching staff for each game.
Hockey ‘n Heels is open exclusively to members of Club Scarlet. Founded in 2009, Club Scarlet is a fan club for women designed to provide more information, events and networking opportunities for the team’s population of female fans.
To learn more about Club Scarlet visit http://scarlet.capitals.nhl.com/.