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‘Hockey is for Everyone’ Events in February

by Katie Pyzyk February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments

Washington Capitals logoHockey is back in full swing and the Washington Capitals are celebrating with activities during the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” Month.

The Hockey is for Everyone (HIFE) campaign is the official youth development program of the National Hockey League. It celebrates grassroots hockey and the growing diversity of the game. Many activities throughout the month are aimed at giving kids of all backgrounds opportunities to play the sport. The programs highlight essential life skills and the core values of hockey such as commitment, perseverance and teamwork. The initiative also supports hockey programs that assist disabled military personnel in returning to active lifestyles.

There are numerous events throughout the D.C. area for HIFE Month. The following events will take place in Arlington:

  • February 8 — The Capitals will team up with children’s charity Dreams for Kids to host an Extreme Recess Hockey Clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner, forward Jason Chimera and goaltender Braden Holtby will skate and play hockey with more than 100 children with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • February 14 — The Capitals have partnered with the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) to provide an all-girls hockey clinic for players ages 6-14. It will be held from 6:20-7:20 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Participants must bring their own gear and pre-register online.
  • February 14-18 — The Capitals and Washington Pride will host the annual JWHL Challenge Cup at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road). Various teams from across the country will play in the tournament. Game schedules for the preliminary rounds can be found online.

A full schedule of all the HIFE Month events occurring throughout the D.C. area is available online.

In addition to the HIFE events, hockey fans in Arlington can catch a free high school hockey game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this week. The Yorktown Ice Hockey Club will face off against Madison at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.

  • Cupless

    The Craps DO realize the season started a week and a half ago, right? Maybe Hockey ISN’T for Everyone. . . Or they really follow a different acronym: HIPHAM

    • JamesE

      ^^^ obnoxious Philly or Pitt fan.

  • OatesFan

    Get hit in the balls Cupless. You only clownin yourself with that hate. Trollers gonna troll.

    • Huh?

      What language is that?

  • Caps STH

    I am going to take the high road here and commend the players and organization for keeping their committments to the community. Much easier for them to do in the past when they were winning and adored. On the other hand, there are, perhaps, a few more productive things that Alzner, Chimmer and Holts should be doing………….

  • hockey fan

    it would be great if the Capitals could acknowledge the womans hockey league at Kettler


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