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One town in Northern Virginia is now looking to change its name to celebrate the Washington Capitals run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Lovettsville, a population of around 2,000, located in Loudoun County, Virginia, is looking to temporarily rename the town “Capitalsville”.
Robert J. Zoldos, the mayor of Lovettsville, proposed the idea two weeks ago, which would be put into action if the Capitals beat the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. With the Capitals defeating the Lightning in seven games, Zoldos will now attempt to get city council’s approval. The name change would last until a week after the Caps win the Stanley Cup or after the team loses to the Vegas Golden Knights.
“The renaming would be akin to how the Washington, PA city council renamed its town ‘Steeler, PA’ for a week in 2006 when the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks,” said Zoldos.
Zoldos tuned in to Wednesday night’s Game 7 at Velocity Wings, located across the street from the Lovettsville Town Office. He entered the game nervous about the outcome and chose not to write the resolution until after the team won. He didn’t expect the Capitals to thoroughly dominate the Lightning and shut them out the way they did.
“The game was just incredible,” Zoldos added.
The vote will take place Thursday night and needs just four approvals. With the entire DMV painted red, four votes shouldn’t be an issue.
In addition to the name and the signage, there have been talks with the Capitals about viewing parties and maybe even player appearances in a parade should the Capitals defeat the Golden Knights and capture the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup.
Quotes from Zoldos come from an article in Loudoun Now.
By Michael Marzzacco