NoVa Caps Podcast – Oh the Wizardry!

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NoVa Caps is very excited to announce the newest addition to our portfolio of digital media, “The NoVa Cast Podcast”!

We’ve brought together four of our contributors who will collaborate on a regular basis to share their thoughts on many of the current events and items of interest focusing on our Washington Capitals, as well as noteworthy happenings of the goings on around the NHL.


Our inaugural recording is also available for your listening pleasure in the NoVa Caps iTunes library that you can find by clicking here. You’ll want to make sure to subscribe to the NoVa Caps Podcast within iTunes so that you’ll be sure not to miss an episode!

In our first recording the NoVa Caps Podcast team discusses a variety of topics, including:

  • A playoff berth!
  • Who will the Caps face in the first round?
  • Road Tripin’ – not the greatest!
  • What the Heck – First Period Issues!
  • Homecoming – A change of Pace and a New Top Dog!
  • Kuzy’s magical behind the net plays – Wizardry!
  • Will Holtby be awarded the prestigious Vezina trophy?
  • And much more from around the NHL.

The NoVa Caps Podcast team is made up of a group of four of our contributors, who you may recognize if you are a regular reader of our content. A short summary of each of the team members is included  for your reference, below.

Gabe Mead
NoVa Caps Podcast Moderator
Favorite Team: Washington Capitals
Gabe’s biggest love in life is the Washington Capitals. He also loves his German shepherd Maxine, a cup of coffee, and the Washington Redskins, but none of these things come close to his love and passion for Washington Capitals Hockey. Gabe never played hockey growing up, but he loves to watch the sport and to venture out to the Verizon Center for games. Gabe always arrives to the stadium an hour early so that he can ensure to catch the warm-ups so that he can get as close to the players as possible. Gabe says that watching the Caps this year has been such a pleasure, and he’s very excited to act as the moderator for the NoVa Caps Podcasts. He says: LET’S GO CAPS!!

Gabe, currently in college, is in his senior year and attends James Madson University (JMU). He is majoring in exercise science focusing in pre-physical therapy. Gabe will graduate in May, 2016 and he resides in Winchester, VA.

Andrea “Andi” Sobolik
NoVa Caps Podcast Team Member – Specialization: NHL Eastern Conference
Favorite Team: Andi doesn’t have one!
Andi is from Denver, Colorado and has lived in the DMV for the past several years. She has been an avid follower of the sport for 25 years while professing no allegiance to any one team, but has always preferred the Eastern Conference style of play.

Andi has been a member of the NoVa Caps staff since the beginning of the 2015-2016 season, consistently writing the weekly Eastern Conference Wrap-Ups, with the occasional focus pieces on special teams, and defense. Andi brings a keen sense of knowledge of the sport, and a great depth of statistical data for many of the NHL players and their respective teams.

George Foussekis
NoVa Caps Podcast Team Member – Specialization: NHL Western Conference
Favorite Team: Vancouver Canucks
If you are wondering about George’s funny last name, yes, he is Greek! He was born and raised in Norfolk, VA, and he’s an Old Dominion University graduate (Go Monarchs!). George is a sports fanatic – his variety of favorite teams include: football (LA Rams), college football (ODU), hockey (Vancouver Canucks), baseball (Washington Nationals). He even enjoys some professional wrestling (WWE).

Outside of his humongous sports world, his hobbies include going to the beach and hanging out with friends. He also likes to travel, especially to the state of Florida. George enjoys writing and podcasting, and he loves to provide some insight to hockey fans everywhere. George is very passionate and enjoys to fully engage fans in sports related discussions!

Scott Zweibel
NoVa Caps Podcast Team Member – Specialization: Goalies
Favorite Team: Washington Capitals
An avid Washington Capitals fan, hockey blogger, and self-prescribed “student of the game” of hockey, Scott has been passionately watching the Caps since attending his first game in 1979. A former season ticket holder, who now lives in Los Angeles; Scott keeps track of the Caps, and a keen eye on all things in the NHL. He enjoys traveling to road games, making his way back to DC to visit hockey friends and family, and catching Caps action at the Verizon Center.

Scott has played competitive hockey for much of his life, and currently plays league hockey in LA. In addition to playing the game, Scott has been a certified USA Hockey referee, a coach, a mentor to young players, and has volunteered at a variety of Caps fans and charity events. Being a lifelong goaltender, Scott applies his positional experience to offer his critical perspectives and observations on NHL goalies, and rising prospects.

The NoVa Caps Podcast team welcomes feedback and suggestions from our listeners – so, please feel free to send us an email to with your thoughts, comments and or ideas for segments in upcoming recordings.

Becky Kulak


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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