September 2, 2014

CAPS: Fifth Season of Caps Red Line

CRL_Geico logoFifth Season of Caps Red Line to Debut on Feb. 25 on Monumental Network
Emmy-award winning program to be broadcast on NHL Network-US beginning March 3

ARLINGTON, Va. – Caps Red Line (CRL) presented by GEICO will debut its fifth season on Monumental Network (monumentalnetwork.com) on Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

CRL is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Capitals. A new episode will air every Monday on Monumental Network at 2 p.m. through April 22. Each episode will also be replayed on NHL Network-US beginning March 3 at 6 p.m.

Returning for another season with CRL is Elliot Segal from DC101’s Elliot in the Morning, Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D., and host Guerin Austin.

The season premiere features fan favorite “Cruisin’ presented by Pepsi Next®” with Mike Ribeiro, Forces of Hockey presented by Inova Blood Donor Services hosted by Prof. Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D. and “Professor” Troy Brouwer and Elliot’s Take with Elliot Segal from Elliot in the Morning.

CRL won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement for Sports – Programming Series, by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) in 2010 and 2011.

Previous seasons of the show are available on the Caps Red Line webpage on WashingtonCaps.com and the Red Line Channel on Caps365.

The Monday, Feb. 25 episode features:

Cruisin’ presented by Pepsi Next®
Take a ride with first-year Capital Mike Ribeiro in his Bentley. Ribeiro discusses moving his family to Northern Virginia following his trade from the Dallas Stars this summer, and teaming up with captain Alex Ovechkin as an incentive to convince his children to move to Washington, D.C. Ribeiro also chats about his involvement with the local community as he visits the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center in Washington, D.C., for a Capitals Hockey School program.

X’s and O’s presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants
Assistant coaches Tim Hunter and Calle Johannson break down the saucer pass and show how it’s a part of the offensive rush.

GEICO All Access
Go behind the scenes with the Capitals players and general manager George McPhee during their visit to the Canadian Embassy for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The group discusses the Canadian ‘delicacies’ and what an honor it was to watch a once-in-a-lifetime historical event.

Forces of Hockey presented by Inova Blood Donor Services
Hosted by Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D. and “Professor” Troy Brouwer
Professor Lou and Professor Brouwer discuss the importance of one-timers and the science behind the quick reacting and highly effective method of shooting the puck.

Elliot’s Take On…
Hosted by Elliot of DC 101’s Elliot in the Morning
Elliot Segal, host of Elliot in the Morning, gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the Capitals Fan Appreciation Event and open practice at Verizon Center. Segal helped out a fan with his original Rod Langway stick, enjoyed the free concessions and took to the ice to ask the Caps players the hardest hitting questions, including one that led to a now infamous dance by Troy Brouwer.

Original show listings dates and times on MonumentalNetwork.com:
Monday, Feb. 25 2 p.m.
Monday, March 4 2 p.m.
Monday, March 11 2 p.m.
Monday, March 18 2 p.m.
Monday, March 25 2 p.m.
Monday, April 1 2 p.m.
Monday, April 8 2 p.m.
Monday, April 15 2 p.m.
Monday, April 22 2 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Washington Capitals present Hockey ‘n’ Heels 2013

Thanks to DSP fan contributors Katie Lucas and Manda Kowalczyk, please enjoy the following photo gallery of this year’s Hockey ‘n’ Heels event the Washington Capitals hosted at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

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Caps assistant coach Calle Johansson (a defenseman) gave faceoff tips. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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Joey Crabb and assistant coach Tim Hunter gave lessons in shooting the puck. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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Gratutitous shot of Joey Crabb. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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Rookie Tomas Kundratek shows Katie how to pass on the backhand. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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Tomas Kundratek, presented without comment. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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The eloquent Craig Laughlin, telling a surely riviting story. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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Wolski showing a guest the finer points of a wrist shot. (photo courtesy K. Lucas)

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That Locker sure is the excitable one, eh? (photo courtesy M. Kowalczyk)

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Jay Beagle, getting ready to pose for pictures. (photo courtesy M. Kowalcyzk)

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Okay, here’s another one of Crabb. (photo courtesy M. Kowalczyk)

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The group got a locker room tour. (photo courtesy M. Kowalczyk)

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Manda and friend pose with Kundratek. (photo courtesy M. Kowalczyk)

CAPS: Washington Capitals Alumnus Alan Hangsleben and Assistant Coach Tim Hunter Host Hockey School

Capitals assistant coach Tim Hunter discusses hockey during a Washington Capitals Hockey School at Flower Valley Elementary School on Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Capitals alumnus Alan Hangsleben instructs a student during a Washington Capitals Hockey School at Flower Valley Elementary School on Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Capitals alumnus Alan Hangsleben, assistant coach Tim Hunter and mascot Slapshot pose with Flower Valley Elementary School staff during a Washington Capitals Hockey School Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals alumnus Alan Hangsleben, assistant coach Tim Hunter and mascot Slapshot visited Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville, Md., on Friday, Oct. 12, for the fourth Capitals Hockey School assembly of the 2012-13 school year.

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.

Hangsleben and Hunter began the session by responding to questions from an audience of 170 fourth- and fifth-grade students prior to instructing the group on basic hockey skills, including stick-handling, passing and shooting. Students were then invited to practice the skills in front of their peers.

The clinic concluded with several students participating in a friendly scrimmage joined by Hangsleben and Hunter as their teammates. The scrimmage ended in a 1-1 tie, with Hangsleben representing the girls team and Hunter representing the boys team.

“I loved the enthusiasm of the kids,” said Hunter. “They were listening and paying attention during the drills we showed them. I think they all improved a little bit through the hockey school.”

Following the clinic the Capitals donated a set of street hockey equipment to the school. All students received an autographed alumni card, a hockey 101 booklet and a Capitals squishy puck. Flower Valley Elementary School also received a Capitals Hockey School banner to display in their school gymnasium.

The Capitals host two Hockey School visits each month between September and May and donate street hockey equipment to each participating school.

The 2012-13 season marks the sixth 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 four years.

Washington Capitals Name Tim Hunter Assistant Coach

Capitals Name Tim Hunter Assistant Coach

Former Capitals Assistant Coach Helped Team Reach Stanley Cup Finals in 1998

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have named Tim Hunter the team’s assistant coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Hunter, 51, has coached 1,041 games in an assistant role during his 13-season NHL coaching career. The former Stanley Cup winner was an assistant coach under Ron Wilson in all 13 previous seasons, including five years behind the Washington bench (1997-2002). Hunter helped the Capitals reach the Stanley Cup final in 1998 and the team reached the postseason in three of his five seasons with Washington, compiling a record of 192-159-51-8 (.540 percentage). Hunter coached current Capitals head coach Adam Oates, associate goaltending coach Olie Kolzig and assistant coach Calle Johansson during his tenure in Washington.

The Calgary, Alberta, native has a career coaching record of 499-394-70-84 with Washington, San Jose (2002-2008) and Toronto (2008-2011).

As a player Hunter played 16 seasons (1981-1997) in the NHL for Calgary, Quebec, Vancouver and San Jose. He won a Stanley Cup in 1989 when he was a member of the Calgary Flames. In 815 career NHL games the 6’2”, 200-pound right wing tallied 138 points (62 goals, 76 assists) along with 3,146 penalty minutes. He ranks eighth in all-time career NHL penalty minutes and still holds the Flames’ all-time franchise record with 2,405 minutes in penalties. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Flames in the third round (54th overall) of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.

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