Author Archives: Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.

Last Chance! 24 Hours Left To Grab This Beauty: “What’s Up Babes?”

What a year! Washington Capitals fans finally got to see all of the boys with full playoff beards…and they were spectacular! (well, most of them).  To pay tribute to this historic season, NoVa Caps design guru Aaron Davis has been hard … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby: The Comeback Kid?

In the wake of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory, many of the amazing playoff goals and goal scorers have been highlighted and praised.  Evgeny Kuznetsov sending Pittsburgh home.  Alex Ovechkin setting the early tone in Game 7 in Tampa.  DSP … Continue reading

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Nisky Business: Matt Niskanen’s Day with the Stanley Cup

Photo: @pjniska On Saturday, the Stanley Cup began its nearly one week stay in the state of Minnesota by spending the day with Capitals General Mamanger Brian MacLellan in and around the city of Minneapolis. On Sunday the Cup headed … Continue reading

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Capitals Fans Vote! NoVa Caps Annual Readers’ Survey

If you’ve followed NoVa Caps over the years, you know we continuously strive for input from our readers. We value your thoughts and opinions and always look for news ways for you to express your thoughts. Each offseason we like … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Travels to Minnesota: Brian MacLellan Brings Cup to Herb Brooks Foundation Event

Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan rode to the scene on a fire truck on Saturday, to bring the Stanley Cup to Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event was held with several youth hockey groups from the city, as … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Profile: Riley Sutter

Screen cap: Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals selected 18-year-old Riley Sutter with their third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’-2”, 201 pound center/right-winger has spent the last three seasons with the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League … Continue reading

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Hockey Work Stoppage—Storm Clouds Forming?

Photo: “Enough already. Can’t we just continue to bask in the afterglow of this spring and early summer? It is still like a dream. Must you really end this beautiful dream?” –Jim McCarthy, Author. 

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Wins the 2018 ESPY for the Best Male Athlete

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the recipient of the Best Male Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS in Wednesday night, becoming the first NHL player to win the award since the inaugural ESPYs in 1993. Ovechkin beat out Jose Altuve … Continue reading

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Capitals Day with the Stanley Cup: Rob Tillotson, Director of Team Operations

Photo: @keeperofthecup After spending the day in Maryland on Monday with Chris Patrick, the Stanley Cup returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia for a day with Rob and Tiffany Tilliotson in Alexandria, Virginia. Rob is the Capitals’ Director of Team … Continue reading

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Chris Patrick’s Day with the Stanley Cup: Visits to Piney Orchard, Severn School and Severna Park Taphouse

Photo: @gina_maiorana After spending a day with Mark Nemish in Northern Virginia on Sunday, the Stanley Cup crossed the river to Maryland for the Capitals’ Director of Player Personnel Chris Patrick’s day with the cup. 

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