With a rare three-day break in their schedule the Capitals were given a day away from practice, but that won't stop a handful of players from spending some time at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Monday night.
The Capitals will host their annual Hockey ‘n Heels presented by Red Door Spa from 6-9 p.m. Monday. The event, which will be attended by more than 200 women, sold out within 24 hours and features instructional lessons and on-ice demonstrations targeted towards the Capitals' female fans.
This year instruction will be provided by forward Jay Beagle along with newcomers Joey Crabb, Tomas Kundratek and Wojtek Wolski. Assistant coaches Tim Hunter and Calle Johansson, video coach Brett Leonhardt, strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish and head equipment manager Brock Myles also will participate. They will be joined by Ca[s alumni Craig Laughlin and Paul Mulvey.
MIX 107.3 radio personality Chilli Amar will kick off the event, with the evening divided into five sessions. Ladies will learn how to shoot the puck with Crabb, Hunter, Wolski and Mulvey in the first two on-ice sessions. Kundratek and Laughlin will instruct attendees on passing in a third session, while Johansson will lead a demonstration on faceoffs during a fourth session. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a photo with Beagle during the event.
Nemish will run the women through the team’s workout routine during a session on player fitness, while Myles will lead an equipment session in the Caps locker room on gear used by the team.
During a film session, Leonhardt will teach women how to break down film to understand and analyze different aspects of the game as well as how he prepares the team and coaching staff for each game.
Hockey ‘n Heels is open exclusively to members of Club Scarlet. Founded in 2009, Club Scarlet is a fan club for women designed to provide information, events and networking opportunities for the team’s population of female fans. To learn more about Club Scarlet visit http://scarlet.capitals.com/.