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Washington Capitals Host Hockey ‘n Heels

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals hosted the sold-out Hockey ‘n Heels on Nov. 13, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.

The event was held exclusively for Club Scarlet members in partnership with 97.1 Wash FM and featured instructional sessions and on-ice demonstrations targeted towards the Capitals female audience.

The night was divided into sessions of on-ice demonstrations from current and former Capitals players and coaches. Defensemen Steve Oleksy and Alexander Urbom and forward Tom Wilson instructed participants on skills including stickhandling, passing and shooting, while assistant coach Blaine Forsythe instructed women on faceoffs. Attendees also had the opportunity to take a photo with defenseman Karl Alzner during the event.

Off-ice presentations included a Q & A with head goaltender coach Olie Kolzig and a video session with video coach Brett Leonhardt. In addition, head equipment manager Brock Myles discussed equipment worn by the team during an equipment session in the Capitals locker room.

“It was great to see such an interest in hockey from our female fan base,” said Wilson. “We had a lot of skilled participants out tonight, and we enjoyed sharing the game with them."

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.

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