Hello fellow Capitals fans, and welcome to the latest installment of NoVa CAPtures! The fun, weekly article that showcases the amazing content we receive from you, the fans! In this installment, NoVa Caps’ presents some of the submissions sent in for this week.
Over the course of the season, thousands of fans show us how they Rock the Red in various ways, and we love all of your submissions! This is where we will showcase your love for the Washington Capitals. If you would like to be featured in a future installment of NoVa CAPtures, send your content to the Community Section of our Facebook page, or by inboxing them to us on Instagram or Twitter (@nova_caps).
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It’s been two months since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in early June, and there’s two months to go until we raise our first Stanley Cup Banner in October’s home opener. It seems like a long way to go, but we’re half way there! And with that said, during the offseason, there’s a lot of down time for NoVa Caps writers and contributors, as there isn’t always the constant stream of news that there is during hockey season. So today, we’re doing a little housekeeping on NoVa CAPtures. All of today’s submissions have fallen down by the wayside during the season and weren’t picked up on for a NoVa CAPtures post when they were submitted. Please forgive us, and enjoy this bunch of later bloomers. Caps fans with long forgotten submissions, this is your time to shine!
Oh, I get it! It’s the SANDley Cup! …No? Sorry.
Anyway this first piece comes to us from some Caps fans who found this sandy structure soaking up the sun on a beach in South Carolina. Let me repeat that for you, these folks did NOT make this Cup. That means someone other Caps fans who remained anonymous were also at the beach enjoying the ocean that day. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m fully aware that South Carolina is home to the Capitals’ ECHL affiliate, the Stingrays, but color me surprised no less that there’s a number of proud Caps fans traveling through Hurricanes territory! Especially with the Canes being a division rival, you’d think the hockey fans down there would be just like the ocean…. a little salty.
That’s the last pun, I swear.*
Submitted by: @tbooie via Instagram
I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t know where this is. Mind you, I’m the NoVa Caps writer living in Bruins Country, so unless you’ve got geographical shots of New England, I don’t think I’m all too prepared to ID these awesome locations. I wanna say this is at Nationals Stadium, but the palm trees in the background have me baffled. Regardless, if you look closely, you’ll see a woman standing on the W, rocking the red. This picture is just overflowing with DC pride, and I love it. Even if I can’t necessarily figure out where it was taken.
Submitted by: @AshleighMariee via Instagram
In the last episode of NoVa CAPtures, we featured a photo from a group of Caps fans on safari in Botswana. This young lady is rocking the red while studying abroad in Ghana. We truly are everywhere, my fellow Caps fans. I may not know where this fan comes from, nor do I know where she’ll end up. But for now, she’s the second fan submission to rock the red in Africa. I wonder, are they any Caps fans who call the continent home? Keep rocking the red, Caps fans. Where ever you are!
Submitted by: @CalliDukas via Instagram
This week’s Cap Kid came to us looking no more than a few weeks old. I think perhaps this kiddo was born the week the Caps hoisted the Cup, based on the puck resting by him. I have to be honest, I didn’t think they made jerseys that small, but look at the joy in his eyes! You know he’s happy his team has won! Even if he doesn’t understand what’s happening, he knows there’s a reason to be happy! Start ’em off early!
And to the submitter, I apologize if I misgendered your child. Boy or girl, you welcomed a beautiful child into the world, and I shouldn’t assume these stuff in 2018.
Submitted by: Marc_witha_sea via Instagram
Hey remember three submissions ago when I said I could only probably ID you geographically in you sent me imagery from New England? I swear on the Cup I had no idea this submission was waiting for me when I said that. This beautiful lighthouse could only be found in the great northeast! It’s 100% not a Rhode Island lighthouse, so my next guess is Maine. Maine is, of course, famous for its lobsters and other seafood, so there’s a high demand for commercial fisherman off the shores of the Pine Tree State. And where there are fishermen, there are boats. And where there are boats, there are sure to be lighthouses. And there’re lighthouses, there’s a transplant fan rocking a Nicklas Backstrom jersey!
UPDATE: I’m sorry to say that this is not a transplant fan, but one who was traveling for work. I can happily tell you however, that I was indeed correct about the lighthouse being in Maine. Regardless, again, where ever your travels take you, Caps fans, keep rocking the red!
Submitted by: @ajcfoyd via Instagram
And that concludes NoVa CAPtures plays catch up! There will be another NoVa CAPtures later in the week focusing on all of this week’s submissions so stay tuned for that; it isn’t too late to submit something to be featured! Keep your love for the Caps coming! Nothing is off limits! Before we go though, I’d like to share a personal note with you all. A while ago, I was approached on the Washington Capitals official Facebook page by a man with no idea where to turn. You see, his son has cancer and is need of some medical treatment. His boy is also a passionate Capitals fan. One of our own needs our help. I don’t typically promote things like this, because there are so many people who could use our help every day, but this story just spoke to me and I was overcome with the desire to help this family. I only hope that the Cup win was able to ease their pain a bit in the interim. Click this link to help James and his family if you can spare a dollar or two.
He thanks you, his family thanks you, and I thank you.
Stay tuned to NoVa Caps for the next installment of NoVa CAPtures, as well as all the latest Washington Capitals news.
By: Chris Laroche
W appears to be at Nationals new Spring Training home in Palm Beach