Per the Washington Capitals Media Relations Department:
Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks, goaltender Michal Neuvirth, assistant coach Dean Evason and Slapshot will visit Glassmanor Elementary School in Oxon Hill, Md., at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, the Washington Capitals announced today. Hendricks, Neuvirth, Evason and Slapshot are participating in the Capitals Hockey School program. The trio will be directing a floor hockey session in the school’s gym with 130 third- through sixth-grade students.
Hendricks, Neuvirth and Evason will participate in a question-and-answer session with the students and lead a skills demonstration. They will guide the students through several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting. Hendricks and Neuvirth will demonstrate each skill and call on student volunteers to demonstrate what they have learned. The clinic will conclude with several students participating in a brief scrimmage with Hendricks on one team and Neuvirth on the other. Following the clinic, the Capitals will donate a set of street hockey equipment to the school.
This will be the first Capitals Hockey School visit this season. The Capitals host two Hockey School visits each month between September and May and donate street hockey equipment to each participating school.
This is the fifth consecutive year the Capitals have conducted their Hockey School program. The Caps have hosted more than 50 clinics and reached more than 7,500 students in the past four years. Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper technique. This year each school will receive an official Capitals Hockey School banner to display in their school year-round.
WHO: Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks, goaltender Michal Neuvirth, assistant coach Dean Evason and Slapshot
WHAT: Teaching students several drills focusing on stickhandling, passing and shooting as part of Caps Hockey School.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept.8, 2011
1:45 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Glassmanor Elementary School
1011 Marcy Avenue
Oxon Hill, MD 20675