August 30, 2014

Third Annual Caps Care Casino Night (Photos)

The Third Annual Caps Care Casino Night and Auction was Friday, February 10, 2012 from 7-11 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Washington Capitals players, coaches, alumni and owners participated in this special Caps event to benefit Caps Care charities.

Friday night also kicked off the Capitals annual “Father’s Trip” weekend. After Saturday morning’s practice at Kettler Iceplex, the Washington Capitals, along with their Fathers and mentors, will take the train up to New York City for a big group dinner Saturday night before facing the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Without further ado, here are a few photos from last night’s Caps Care Casino Night and Auction. (All photos taken by Cheryl Nichols). Click to enlarge photos.

Probably my favorite photo of the night so it goes first. Nice to see Nicky smiling.

Silent Auction Items

Brooks Laich checking out skates at silent auction

It was a "Full House."

Karl Alzner placing a bet at Craps table

Troy Brouwer about to roll. Jeff Schultz is next to him.

Ovi getting a lesson?

Alex Semin and Dmitri Orlov playing Blackjack (Dima's poor nose)

Mike Knuble and his brother Steve

Dennis Wideman and his fiance Linday MacDonald

Mathieu Perreault and Jay Beagle


Jason Chimera

Brooks Laich, his girlfriend Amanda and his father (Is Brooksy adding or removing chips?)

Mikhail Ovechkin ("Papa Ovi") and GM George McPhee

Mike and Ann Vogel

Joe Beninati was the emcee (see next photo for his awesome shoes)

Joe Beninati's red rockin' shoes! (And yes, he actually posed for me).


Live Auction: Joe B. making the guys laugh. Matty P, Wideman, Neuvy and MoJo will be participating in the hockey clinic on Feb. 26.

John and Mark won the hockey clinic with the Caps again this year (three out-of-three!) In other words, don't bid against them!

Joe B., Hendy, Ward, Carlson, Alzner (Bowling with the Caps)

I believe this guy won the "bowling with the Caps."

Matt Hendricks (Hendy's nose looks much better than Thursday night!)

John Carlson

Mike Green (along with Vokoun and Hamrlik will be cooking with Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn)

Tomas Vokoun's suit was sharp!

Live Auction: Mike Knuble, Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich (Capital Segway Tour along with Alex Semin)

Crowd watching live auction

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.


  1. I wanna get the number of the guy that won the bowling with the Caps. I won the all-around last year at the Charity event the wives put together. :-)


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