Other Capitals Hockey Teams (We Can Root For)

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Posted November 4, 2012
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“Let’s go Edinburgh Caps!” (Photo by Clyde Caplan and quote entirely made up – Goat never said this)

Just because the Capitals aren’t playing now doesn’t mean your Caps gear has to go to waste. You can still wear it, of course, but what’s the point in showing your team spirit during a lockout? Never fear, you can still put on your Caps jerseys and hats, and show up to cheer on these teams:

Washington Little Capitals

These guys are associated with the Caps and play in the Elite Hockey League at Kettler. Former Caps captain and Potomac native Jeff Halpern used to play for them.

Edinburgh Capitals

Here we’ve got a Scottish ice hockey club from the United Kingdom. No, they don’t play in kilts. Recently, a Google search for ‘Capitals’ showed a game recap for them, something I must admit that I actually read in lieu of NHL news.

Indianapolis Capitals

Unfortunately you can only get nostalgic with this AHL team, as they folded in 1952 after 13 years. They were the farm team for the Detroit Red Wings.

Madison Capitols (close enough)

AAA team out of Wisconsin. They have a women’s team, too.

Cheyenne Capitals Youth Hockey

This team shamelessly ripped off the Caps’ old Eagle logo, making the Jesus fresco painting restoration look like the Mona Lisa.

Des Moines Capitals

A high school hockey team from the Midwest High School Hockey League.

Springfield Capitals

Youth hockey club (using the Washington Capitals logo) out of New England.

Virden Oil Capitals

A team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Jersey City Capitals

Youth hockey teams out of New Jersey.

Berlin Capitals

This team doesn’t exist anymore, but what’s interesting is that Brian Bellows played for them before going back to the Capitals in 97-98. (stick tap to @abramjfox for this nugget)

Lansing Capitals

AAA hockey – part of the North American Prospects Hockey League.

Wheaton Capitals

This is a beer league team, now playing in Laurel, MD.

We urge Washington Capitals fans across the continent to support ALL teams called the Capitals, especially those who are actually playing. Here are more, using a search on Elite Prospects:

Team League
 Vienna Capitals  Austria
 Cowichan Valley Capitals  BCHL
 Summerside Western Capitals  MJAHL
 Edinburgh Capitals  EIHL
 Central Plains Capitals  MMHL
 EAC Junior-Capitals  Austria U20
 Regina Capitals  PJHL
 St. John’s Capitals  Midget
 Lansing Capitals 18U  NAPHL
 Vernon Hills Capitals  GLHL
 Providence Capitals  Midget
 Washington Little Capitals  MetJHL
 Edinburgh Capitals SNL  SNL
 DC Capitals U18  MWEHL
 Summerside Capitals Midget AAA  Midget
 Washington Little Capitals AYHL  AYHL
 Cowichan Valley Capitals MT1  Midget
 Cheyenne Capitals  USHS
 DC Capitals U16  Midget
 Virden Oil Capitals  MJHL
 Central Plains Capitals Bntm AAA  Midget
 Regina Capitals Midget AA  SSMHL
Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider and a contributor for Gunaxin.com. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
Ben Sumner

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