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Braden Nienaber’s Day at the Caps Game
Braden speaks to Braden. (Photos by Caps Outsider)
Braden Nienaber had quite a weekend. As part of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, the 8-year old’s desires were granted, as he hung out with Braden Holtby and the Caps on Saturday at Kettler, and at Verizon Center on Sunday during the game against Buffalo.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native watched the Caps warm up from the bench, dropped the ceremonial first puck, kicked Buffalo captain Steve Ott out of the face-off circle, played in the mascot hockey game, toured the press box, was interviewed on Comcast, and met up with Alex Ovechkin after the game.
Nienaber was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis a few years ago and has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Nienaber had previously met Holtby when he played for the Saskatoon Blades.
Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.