Loss? So What. It Was Kids Day at Verizon Center

Posted November 22, 2014

(Photos by Caps Outsider)

The Washington Capitals hosted Kids Day at the Verzion Center Saturday evening as the Caps took on the Buffalo Sabres.  Thousands of aspiring young Ovechkins, Backstroms , Greens and Holtbys could be seen running around the concourse and cheering on the home team.  Many enthusiastic mini-Caps were holding tightly to their brand new Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic bobblehead.  Members of the Caps Kids Club were able to pick up their bobblehead by presenting a voucher that was part of their 2014-15 Deluxe Kids Club Kit.

Jackson and Luke from Northern, VA were absolutely thrilled with their new bobblehead (above).


The Caps Kids Club was developed to show young Caps fans that they’re important, too, and not only adults can be a part of the Washington Capitals experience. There are two ways to participate. For $20, parents can register their kids for the Hat Trick Pro Package Deluxe Membership. The 2014-15 deluxe package includes all kinds of cool stuff from the exclusive Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic bobblehead to skating parties and 3 free ice skating sessions at the Kettler Capitals icePlex. Option two is the Slapshot Scout Free Membership which includes a monthly newsletter and monthly raffles. Both options make kids eligible to receive a game ticket at a reduced price.

Prior to the game, kids were able meet Caps defenseman Dimitri Orlov and Caps alumni Dennis Maruk.  There were also many fun activities for the munchkins such as mini golf, face painting and an awesome petting zoo provided by the Leesburg Animal Park just to name a few.

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Ten year old Rachael from McLean, VA really enjoyed herself at Kids Day.  “I really liked it and I got my jersey signed, ” said Rachael. “The activities were really fun and challenging.  I especially liked the bunnies at the petting zoo.”


It was a fun evening for the kids and, even thought the Caps lost, they got to see a close hockey game.

After the game, Coach Trotz spoke to the media about his commitment to the fans.  “I truly apologize,” said Trotz.  “We need to score to get them into the game. But there were more positives than negatives tonight.  We threw a lot of pucks. We needed to have more net presence and their goalie was good.  We need more 2nd and 3rd efforts.  I give Buffalo a lot of credit.”

The Caps next game is Wednesday, November 26 when they take on the Islanders in New York.