Fatima Meets the Caps

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Posted February 7, 2017

(Caps Outsider)

Fatima Al Ali, a hockey player from Abu Dhabi, attended Tuesday’s Caps game, then got to meet the players in the locker room afterward.

Needless to say, she was overcome with emotion.

She met Alex Ovechkin. She met Nicklas Backstrom. The players told her they were looking forward to skating with her on Wednesday during practice. She will also attend Thursday’s Caps game.

Fatima was discovered by former Cap Peter Bondra on a trip to the United Arab Emirates back in November, and she dazzled him with her stick-handling skills. The Caps invited her to hang out with the team as part of Hockey is for Everyone Month. More to come on this.

Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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