All Hail the FanFest Scrimmage!

Posted July 12, 2014

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.

Group photo of both the Red and White squads at the 2014 Development Camp.

Group photo of the Red and White squads at the 2014 Development Camp.

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.

Madison Bowey with the Future Caps Cup at 2014 Development Camp.

Madison Bowey with the Future Caps Cup at 2014 Development Camp.

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.

Don't mess with the Red Squad's goalie.

Don’t mess with the Red Squad’s goalie.


The trapezoid is a bad place to get tangled up.

Walker & DiPauli D-Camp

2014 draftee Nathan Walker hugs it out post-game with 2012 draftee Thomas DiPauli following the final scrimmage at this year’s D-Camp.



White scrambles to get the puck past the Red goalie.

M. Richter

M. Richter

Associate Editor at Capitals Outsider
Em is a fan of hockey first and individual teams second, with geographical ties that cross the NHL. She was born in the Midwest, raised along the East Coast, and graduated from a university in Western Canada. A firm believer in context above all else, and a card-carrying on-ice official with USA Hockey, she splits her time between the big picture and the details. When not covering the AHL and ECHL for Caps Outsider, her photography can be found on Behance and Flickr. She also occasionally chimes in about the Hershey Bears on the Power Play Post Show.
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