July 23, 2018

CAPS: Washington Capitals Alumni May and Sabourin Host Hockey School

Washington Capitals alumnus Alan May instructs a St. Mary’s School student on stickhandling during a Hockey School assembly on Oct. 23. Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper technique. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Washington Capitals alumnus Alan May instructs a St. Mary’s School student on stickhandling during a Hockey School assembly on Oct. 23. Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper technique. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

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Washington Capitals Alumni Alan May and Ken Sabourin Host Hockey School
at St. Mary’s School in Landover Hills, Md.

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals alumni Alan May and Ken Sabourin visited St. Mary’s School in Landover Hills, Md., on Oct. 23, to host a Capitals Hockey School assembly.

Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper technique.

May and Sabourin directed a floor hockey session in the school’s gymnasium with approximately 150 elementary school children.

During the assembly May and Sabourin guided the students through several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting prior to inviting them to demonstrate what they learned.

Students, who have been practicing hockey as part of their physical education curriculum, participated in a brief scrimmage joined by May and Sabourin as their teammates. With May representing the girls team and Sabourin representing the boys, the game ended in a tie.

“I thought it was a great turnout with the whole school here,” said Sabourin. “The kids brought a lot of energy. They were enthusiastic and really appreciated that we came by.”

Following the clinic, the Capitals donated a set of street hockey equipment to St. Mary’s School in Landover Hills. The Capitals also provided each student with a hockey 101 booklet, a squishy puck and an autograph from May and Sabourin.

The assembly was the first Capitals Hockey School of the 2013-14 academic year. The Capitals host one Hockey School visit each month between October and May and donate street hockey equipment to each participating school.

The 2013-14 season marks the seventh consecutive year the Capitals have conducted their Hockey School program. The Capitals have hosted more than 70 clinics and reached more than 10,000 students in the past five years.

CAPS: Current and Former Capitals Signing Autographs

AUTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITY FOR CAPS FANS!

Several current and former Washington Capitals will be heading out to the Dulles, Virginia on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Autograph tickets are available for purchase. See information below for amount per autograph. Now is your chance to get that something special signed by your favorite Caps.

Braden Holtby – ($65)
Troy Brouwer – ($40)
Jack Hillen – ($20)
Wojek Wolski – ($20)
Aaron Volpatti – ($20)
John Erskine – ($30)

CAPS ALUMNI: (Autographs are FREE with Purchase-see site)

Bryan Watson
Ken Sabourin
Paul Mulvey
Al Hangsleben

See link for more information.

Where: 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Suite #162, Dulles, VA 20166

Jack Hillen - Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jack Hillen – Captials practice at Kettler, September 14, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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