Matt Niskanen, Pheonix Copley to Participate in Ceremonial Puck Drop at Congressional Hockey Challenge at Capital One Arena on Feb. 6

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen and goaltender Pheonix Copley will participate in a ceremonial puck drop at the 2019 Congressional Hockey Challenge on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. 


Attendees can purchase tickets for $10 at the door or by clicking here.

NHL alumni scheduled to attend include Pat LaFontaine, NHL Legend Willie O’Ree, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider, and Kevin Westgarth, as well as Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa.

The 11th annual event, a charity hockey game pitting Lawmakers, Administration officials and Congressional staff against Lobbyists from a variety of industries and interests, will continue to benefit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, USA Warriors Hockey, the Capitol Beltway Warriors and other hockey-related charities.

To date, the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a U.S. registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $1 million for charities as part of a commitment to advancement of the sport of hockey, and to ensure that the sport is accessible to everyone who wants to play.

Monumental Sports Network will live stream the game at NBC Sports Washington personalities Joe Beninati and Alan May, along with MSN’s Dan Nolan, will provide exclusive coverage and interviews beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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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