The Washington Little Caps 2002 Team won a pair of games versus Team Maryland last weekend.
Saturday’s game- The first period saw a back and forth action with multiple chances at both ends but ended deadlocked at 0-0. Team MD broke the tie early in the 2nd on a rebound in front before Matthew Price from the Little Caps struck back late in the frame, leaving the game tied at one after two. The Caps turned up the pressure in the third period and created several scoring chances before Alex Vouras scored on a pass from Bauer Morrissey with less than 3 minutes to play. Stellar goaltending by Aidan Rudolf allowed the Caps to hold on for the 2-1 win.
Game 2 on Sunday morning was another solid effort by the Little Caps. The Caps came out strong in the first period and kept up sustained pressure. But Team MD weathered the storm and held a 2-1 lead after one. The Caps continued to apply pressure in the 2nd period and David Hanny was able to score a pair of goals to take the lead 3-2 heading into the final stanza. The third period finally saw the Caps get some breathing room in their favor. Two more goals by David Hanny and one by Johnny Sterling in a two minute span gave the Caps a 6-2 lead. Team MD scored a pair of late goals to make it close but Rudolf closed the door for the 6-4 win. Hanny ended up with 5 goals (a team record) on the day and Parker Cole assisted on 3 of them. Zachary Stoner chipped in with a pair of assists.
The weekend saw a strong team effort offensively and defensively in both games and the boys were rewarded with two wins against a worthy opponent.
“WLC Players Give to Grow the Game”
Joining the two programs on the ice strengthens the hockey experience and builds skills for all participants. And some of these skills extend far beyond the rink. In giving back to the game, young WLC players develop life skills in leadership, instruction and commitment. They learn to be role models and how to interact with the RHL players. Before practice, WLC players review practice plans with coaches, adding their own insight and perspective to improve the on ice experience.
While still early in their own hockey journey, today’s WLC players remember the Tier 1 players around them when they were first learning the game. And they want to make sure they are available to the next group of kids coming up. For WLC player Ross Morrison (Peewee Major, 2001) the decision to help on the ice was an easy one. “I jumped at the chance to skate with RHL. I love hockey and hope that I can help the players to work hard, have fun and build their game.” WLC player Kyle Golden (Peewee Major, 2001) treats his work with RYHL as a commitment but certainly keeps it fun for all, saying “I always look forward to going to help the coaches and players. It’s a lot of fun!”
WLC players know they have a unique opportunity to help RHL and support the local hockey community. Reflecting on his time on the ice with RHL, WLC player Danny Mullennex (Peewee Major, 2001) sums it up, “I believe it is a privilege to help coach the RHL players.”
For more information about the Washington Little Capitals or Kettler Capitals Iceplex hockey programs, Growing the Game opportunities.
Please contact Hockey Director, Dan Jablonic at <<email@example.com>>.
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