Capitals Fan Skips Her Senior Prom to Attend Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals (Video Interview)


Emma Vonhoene, a senior at Centreville High School, initially planned on attending prom with her friends until a schedule conflict came up regarding her Washington Capitals.

Saturday June 2nd, the night of the prom is also the first Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Finals home game in 20 years. Vonhoene, 18, decided to skip her senior prom to attend the game.

“I didn’t think twice,” Vonehoene told NoVa Caps. “No Regrets.”

Emma is a lifelong Capitals fan who waited her whole life for this night. She is also a great follow on Twitter. You can follow her @Emmav6522.

Her friends initially weren’t happy that she wouldn’t be at prom.

“My friends were confused and shocked,” Vonehoene said. “Some were rude about it saying ‘ you’re gonna skip prom for the Caps?’. I was like ‘yeah definitely. You guys should know that I’ve been a Caps fan and that if the Caps made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, I’m going because I’ve waited for this moment forever.'”

There were several moments throughout the playoffs where Capitals fans thought this team would be different. For Vonehoene, that realization came after Game 6 against the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals.

“After they won that game, I was real confident about it,” said Vonehoene.

Emma is attending the game with her father. They aren’t season ticket holders so they had to cave a lot of money for tickets on the secondary market. They paid $745 on Seat Geek. This amount doesn’t include the additional high upcharge service fee.

“Ten times the amount of a prom ticket,” said Vonehoene.

Full interview below:

Have fun tonight Emma!

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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