Joel Ward meets fans, donates blood, and talks about his bobblehead.
Other Capitals Hockey Teams (We Can Root For)
“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:
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.
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.
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.
This team shamelessly ripped off the Caps’ old Eagle logo, making the Jesus fresco painting restoration look like the Mona Lisa.
A high school hockey team from the Midwest High School Hockey League.
Youth hockey club (using the Washington Capitals logo) out of New England.
A team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Youth hockey teams out of New Jersey.
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)
AAA hockey – part of the North American Prospects Hockey League.
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:
|Cowichan Valley Capitals||BCHL|
|Summerside Western Capitals||MJAHL|
|Central Plains Capitals||MMHL|
|EAC Junior-Capitals||Austria U20|
|St. John’s Capitals||Midget|
|Lansing Capitals 18U||NAPHL|
|Vernon Hills Capitals||GLHL|
|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|
|DC Capitals U16||Midget|
|Virden Oil Capitals||MJHL|
|Central Plains Capitals Bntm AAA||Midget|
|Regina Capitals Midget AA||SSMHL|