Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first-round series between the Capitals and the New York Rangers has folks talking.
The Washington Capitals took care of business at home, but lost to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday, narrowing their lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The series has Montgomery County residents who love to "rock the red" tweeting. @score429 tweeted: The Rangers-Caps series is the best of the 1st round.Tough, two-way hockey.The team that wins will be tough to beat in the East. #nyr #caps @moneymetalcakes of Olney encouraged fans to grow a playoff beard like the players: "Join me, grow a playoff beard at http://po.st/TLWWBR . The fan who raises the most $ now thru 5/10 at 730 pm wins a #Caps signed jersey." @fatbradpitt of Silver Spring thought Caps defensive lapses contributed to…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Metrorail to go to OT if Caps do.
Metrorail, which has a station near Verizon Center (Gallery Place/Chinatown), will stay open an hour later if any Washington Capitals hockey playoff games run late or go into overtime, according to The Washington Post. The Capitals open their quest for the Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Last year, Game 3 of the Capitals’ playoff series against the Rangers went to triple overtime, ending well after midnight—when Metro typically closes on weekdays. The Post reports that an announcement will be made inside the Verizon Center by 11 p.m. Metro riders will be able to exit the transit system at any station, but will only be able to enter at Gallery Place (all entrances), Judiciary Square (only on F Street) and …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Parents battle “anything goes” attitude amongst student spectators at Cabin John Ice Rink.
Concerns about rowdy crowds at high school hockey games are rising after a fight between two student spectators last month, and parent team organizers say they’re working to combat an “anything goes” attitude among some teenagers who gather to watch the Friday evening games at the Cabin John Ice Rink. A club sport, hockey is not sanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools, and games take place off campus at Cabin John or the Rockville Ice Arena. Whereas school administrators have the authority to punish a student who misbehaves at an on-campus, school-sanctioned sporting event, such as football, that’s not the case with hockey, said Walter Johnson High School principal Jennifer Baker. “We don’t play any role in this at all from a school…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Whitman scores game-winner on a power play with just over four minutes to go to halt Wootton's win streak.
With four minutes left to play, the shorthanded Wootton Patriots relinqished a goal to Whitman Vikings and dropped the game 2-1. The Patriots were already playing somewhat shorthanded Friday night, skating without two of their top goal scorers — Arthur Yun and Jordy Bretner. Through the first 41 minutes of the game, Wootton was able to keep pace with a talented Whitman team, largely thanks to the solid play of goalie Jake Mitchell. With a little over four minutes to play in the third period, Wootton once again found itself on the penalty kill and Whitman took advantage, capitalizing on a power play opportunity with 4:02 left in the game. With the puck deep in Wootton's end, Seth Weintraub accepted the pass from Aidan Neustadtl and put the…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Dale Hunter named new head coach.
Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau has been fired and former Capitals great Dale Hunter has been hired as his replacement, the Washington Post reports. The Caps lost on Saturday 5-1 in Buffalo to an injury-riddled Sabres team—the latest loss in a recent slide for the team. "Saturday night’s loss was Washington second in a row, eighth in the past 11 games and dropped their record to 12-9-1, which was tied for eighth best in the Eastern Conference," the Post reports. Boudreau had been head coach for more than four seasons in Washington, racking up a regular season record of 201-88-40 in 329 games. Boudreau was hired on Thanksgiving in 2007. What do you think of Boudreau's firing? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Hockey season gets underway in the county this weekend.
For the majority of high schools in Montgomery County, football season—and the Friday Night Lights that go with it—is over. But Paul Lofgren is encouraging county sports fans to embrace an icy sport this winter: high school club hockey. And the 2011-2012 season kicks off Friday night. "We're trying to bring hockey back into the forefront in Montgomery County where it should be and give families a fun activity to enjoy on Friday nights," said Lofgren, who serves as the commissioner of the Montgomery Hockey Conference and also serves as the head coach of Richard Montgomery's team. As part of a new initiative this year—“Friday Night is High School Hockey Night in MoCo”—all high school games in the county will be played on Friday, which …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Born in Potomac, raised in Rockville, former captain Jeff Halpern is a Washington veteran.
The Washington Capitals, preparing for last week's season opener against Carolina, ended practice on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with some spirited sprints at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Head coach Bruce Boudreau and several players pounded their sticks on the ice to encourage teammates at the end of the more than 90-minute practice. “We were shaking our heads with what was going on. Those are pretty difficult [workouts],” Washington center Jeff Halpern said with a smile as he sat by his locker after practice. “You want to stay in game condition.” Halpern, 35, is a Montgomery County success story. Born in Potomac, he grew up in Rockville and began playing organized hockey when he was about 3. As a young boy he played on the rinks…
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Caps held practice outside at Chevy Chase Club in preparation for Saturday's Winter Classic.
The Capitals seemed to be having a great time during Wednesday's outside practice at Chevy Chase Club. The outdoor practice was intended to prepare the club for Saturday's Winter Classic. Although the practice was closed to the public, it was packed with adoring fans (presumably CCC members) waiting to get a glimpse of their heros. It was a rare sighting to see hockey players with eyeblack on, and many of them took some creative liberties with it: namely, Alex Ovechkin's eyeblack mustache.