T.J. Oshie ‘Wish Experience’: Brock’s Time With The Capitals

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It was a moment he will always remember. Make-A-Wish Kid, Brock, spent time with Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie and the team during Friday morning’s practice, Hockey Fights Cancer skate and participated in the starting lineup for Saturday’s matinee matchup against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 18-year old hockey player from Reading, Pennsylvania successfully completed his full treatment for a brain tumor. Oshie granted his wish through Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Brock kicked off the day with the Capitals at their morning skate on Friday. He received fist bumps from the guys and stick taps when he joined the team on the ice.

He scored a goal as well. Capitals play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati called Brock’s “overtime game-winning goal”.

Brock also took part in the annual Hockey Fights Cancer Skate following the practice. Families from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Flashes of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network skated too.

The excitement only continued for the young hockey player. Brock would be participating with five other patients from Make-A-Wish in the Capitals’ starting lineup. Head Coach Todd Reirden announced the special news.

Saturday morning, Brock and his family rode in a limo with Oshie en route to Capital One Arena for today’s tilt with the Canucks.

The moment finally came when Brock, Owen, Poppy, Will, Re’nyiah, and Lianna were called out onto the ice with their Capitals player for the starting six.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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