Washington Capitals Nathan Walker Particpates in USA vs. Canada Hockey Event in Australia

It’s wintertime in the land down under, and you know what that means?! Hockey season! That’s right, hockey season is just getting started in Australia and the Capitals’ own Nathan Walker, who lives one continuous winter season, is back home just in time. On Saturday night, Walker participated in the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. 

The event is part of a multi-game series that will be held in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand, pits Team Canada versus Team USA. Walker was part of the Team USA squad. Team USA won 6-3.

Last week the same two teams were in Wellington, New Zealand, to play an outdoor game.

The series of games is held to help raise money and awareness for the “StopConcussions” foundation. Founded by professional hockey players Keith Primeau, Wayne Primeau and Kerry Goulet, StopConcussions is a concussion/ neurotrauma educational and prevention platform for all sports, aimed at addressing the growing trend of concussions in sports.

The teams from USA and Canada feature a collection of current ice hockey stars, illustrious veterans and promising emerging talents showcasing the toughness, speed and skill of international ice hockey. Former Capitals great Dennis Maruk was the coach of Team USA.

The Ice Hockey Classic Tour is an exhibition series that is composed of highly skilled Canadian and American hockey players. Some notable NHL stars and alumni include Wayne Gretzky, Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Ian Cole (Pittsburgh Penguins), Scott Darling (Carolina Hurricanes) Ben Scrivens (Goalie for Team Canada’s Men National Olympic Team) and many more!

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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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