October 21, 2014

Washington Capitals Day at Potomac Nationals

The Potomac Nationals, single-A affiliate for the Washington Nationals, celebrated hockey with Washington Capitals Day on Sunday, August 12th at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Prior to the P-Nats game against the Winston-Salem Dash at 1:05 p.m.,  Washington Capitals “Enforcer” and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway signed autographs and posed for photographs with fans. Langway, known as the “Secretary of Defense”, was a two-time winner of the Norris Trophy which is given to the NHL’s top defensemen. He also finished second to Wayne Gretzky in 1982 for the Hart Trophy which is given to the MVP of the NHL. He won a Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1979. Langway was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

It was hockey day at P-Nats and former Washington Capitals star and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway signed autographs for fans before game. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was hockey day at P-Nats and former Washington Capitals star and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway signed autographs for fans before game. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Red Rockers, the cheer team for the Washington Capitals, greeted fans at the gates and handed out game programs. The Red Rockers also performed on the field during a pre-game presentation.

It was hockey day at P-Nats with Capitals Red Rockers on the field. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Capitals mascot Slapshot was also in attendance. Slapshot assisted “Patty the Patriot” (the interim P-Nats mascot filling in for Uncle Slam) during promotions during the game and posed for photographs with fans.

It was hockey day at P-Nats with former Washington Capitals star and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway, Mascot Slapshot and Red Rockers on the field. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was hockey day at P-Nats and Mascot Slapshot visited with fans. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was hockey day at P-Nats and Mascot Slapshot walked through stands to give away a bouquet a flowers to a female fan. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was hockey day at P-Nats and Mascot Slapshot visited with fans. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

A special guest appeared on the field for Patty the Patriot’s mascot race. Washington Nationals Racing President Teddy Roosevelt wanted to participate! Of course, Teddy lost. Anyone surprised?

Capitals Slapshot and Patty the Patriot greeted Teddy from the Washington Nationals on the field for mascot race. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Capitals Slapshot won the mascot race and, of course, Teddy from the Washington Nationals came in last. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was hockey day at P-Nats and Mascot Slapshot visited with fans. – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

About Cheryl Nichols

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 since 2006. Cheryl 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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