Capitals Host Hockey Fights Cancer Skate; Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game To Be Held On Saturday, November 19

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The Washington Capitals hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with children and families from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mid-Atlantic Region, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Sunday. Following today’s practice, players were greeted in the locker room by the children who are currently battling cancer or in remission.

Every Capitals player was matched with a Hockey Fights Cancer kid as they got ready for an exciting time on the ice:

Photos: @Capitals/Twitter

The kids had some time on the ice this afternoon with help from various players:

Right-wings Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie along with centers Nicklas Backstrom and Carl Hagelin made an appearance. They did not skate but hung out with kids:

This is all part of the league’s month-long “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative, which educates the hockey community about cancer through Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month and raises awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.

The Capitals will host a Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday, November 19, versus the Colorado Avalanche. Fans will be encouraged to show their support for those fighting cancer by submitting the names of loved ones who have experienced the disease on social media. The submissions will become part of the Capitals’ in-game experience during Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

Players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer warmup jerseys, while coaches and broadcast personalities will wear Hockey Fights Cancer ties. Select players will use sticks wrapped in lavender tape during warmups. In addition, all fans will receive a lavender ‘I Fight For’ rally towel.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation will be hosting an auction featuring signed Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys worn during warmups on November 19 and signed, limited-edition Hockey Fights Cancer pucks. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mid-Atlantic Region, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and MSE Foundation. Fans interested in bidding will need to download the Handbid app on their iPhone and Android devices or visit online beginning at noon on November 19.

Fans can also visit to make a donation to the cause throughout the month. Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be available for purchase on November 19 at the Team Store at Capital One Arena.

Additional Photos From the Skate

Photos: @Capitals/Twitter

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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2 Responses to Capitals Host Hockey Fights Cancer Skate; Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game To Be Held On Saturday, November 19

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    While the Hockey Fights Cancer skate was going on, there was another event too — Peter Laviolette hosted coach’s day. Strong turnout of local youth coaches looking to get some insight from the Capitals’ bench boss. Caps Alum Paul Mulvey was there as was Locker.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great work by the team.

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