On Monday night, the Dallas Stars celebrated Military Appreciation Night as they hosted the San Jose Sharks. Like the Capitals did, the Stars presented the evening with special warm up jerseys and hats. The Stars went above and beyond, rappelling a dog down from the rafters during the first intermission. Dogs are the best.
The Washington Capitals hosted their 14th annual Military Night on Thursday night. As part of Military Night, the Caps wore camo jerseys during warm-ups that were auctioned off later in the evening. Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer’s specially designed military masks were also up for bidding.
The Washington Capitals honor a lot of charities, something many teams do. Playing in the city that houses the countries government, though, creates a special bond with the military. The team skates with families of the fallen, recognizes injured soldiers during games, and raises money for military charities.
On Thursday, the Caps did even more, holding their 10th annual Military Appreciation Night. The Caps wore desert camouflage jerseys during warmups (auctioned off during the game), and hosted the Navy Mites on Ice team and the USA Warriors hockey team during the intermissions. A number of tickets were also given away to soldiers and veterans.
Below, take a look at some photos of the special jerseys: (more…)
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