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All Hail the FanFest Scrimmage!
The White Squad, the 2014 Winners of the Future Caps Cup, presented for the first time this year by Ted Leonsis (All Photos Credit: M. Richter)
Ah, the annual Washington Capitals Fanfest. That delightful orgy of red jerseys, desperation fueled body-checks, and the scramble to grab last season’s equipment at wholesale prices. At the center of it all is the final scrimmage of Development Camp, where the Red and White prospect squads battle it out in front of a packed house at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
This year continued the tradition beautifully, with well-matched squads playing a full scrimmage complete with a referee and two linesmen. White lead the charge, building a three goal lead before Red got on the board and started to even things out a bit. When the final horn sounded, White had won the day 7-4.
The victorious players were presented with the newly christened Future Caps Cup by team owner Ted Leonsis following a combined Red & White squad group photo. For those who were unable to make it down to Kettler, the scrimmage itself is available as streaming video here on the Monumental Network website.
If you’d like a bit quicker glimpse at the action, we’ve collected a few photos for you here at Caps Outsider.