— NHL (@NHL) June 2, 2018
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