What is better than a calendar with your favorite hockey players? A calendar with your favorite hockey players with adorable doggos and puppers!
The always-popular Capitals Canine Calendar is back for 2018, and will be going on sale November 24 during the game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. The calendars will be available for purchase at merchandise stands throughout Capital One Arena, as well as at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and online. All the proceeds from the calendars will go to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.
Players and their pups will be taking their photos on October 23. Unlike last year, where the team took photos at various landmarks throughout DC, players will be taking pictures at Kettler, showing off “their personal style” in the photographs.
No matter the personal style, we can all agree that we’re ready to see more photos of good good dogs (and maybe someone this year will surprise us by pulling a Mike Green and bringing their cat too.)
To jog your memory, here’s a few examples from last year’s photoshoot:
More from the Caps:
Washington Capitals players will participate in the 2018 Capitals Canine Calendar photo shoot to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Monday, Oct. 23, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Players being photographed include Nicklas Backstrom, Madison Bowey, Andre Burakovsky, Alex Chiasson, Christian Djoos, Tyler Graovac, Philipp Grubauer, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Aaron Ness, Dmitry, Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker and Tom Wilson with dogs available for adoption through Homeward Trails and Jay Beagle, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie and Alexander Ovechkin with their dogs.
Players will showcase their personal style in the photos and photography services will be donated by Virgil Ocampo Photography.
A limited number of 2018 Caps Canine Calendars will be available for $20 beginning Friday, Nov. 24, when the Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Calendars will be available for purchase at the team stores at Capital One Arena and Kettler Capitals Iceplex. They will be available at team store stands throughout the arena and online.
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Homeward Trails is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic region for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia of adoptable animals through the rescue and placement of homeless animals; to support proactive spay/neuter practices; to promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and to educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. Homeward Trails not only facilitates adoptions from local shelters, but also supports a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes. For more information on Homeward Trails, visit http://www.homewardtrails.org/.
The Capitals have raised nearly $182,000 for Homeward Trails through sales of the Canine Calendar since 2014.
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