Capitals Join the Ladies for Hockey N Heels

On a bitter cold night in Ballston, Virginia, a few brave Capitals joined a group of ladies on the cold ice for some fun! It was time for the annual Hockey N Heels at Kettler Ice Plex. It’s a special evening hosted by the Scarlet Caps exclusively for their members. A limited number of tickets were offered to members at a cost of $80 ($70 for Capitals Season Ticket Holders).

This is one of the most popular events of the year and this year the available slots were reduced to allow more time with the Caps players.  And it worked!!

Representing the Capitals tonight were Philipp Grubauer, Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos, Jakub Vrana, and Chandler Stephenson. Also on the ice were some of the Caps alumni: Brent Johnson, Craig Laughlin, Rod Langway, and Paul Mulvey.


The night started with one of our all-time favorite things to do: BROOM HOCKEY!  The players were hilarious on the ice.

So last year we were cracking up over Nate Schmidt and his exhilaration during Broom Hockey. Grubi stepped up and filled the gap for sure!

and this…

And there was the photo op with Jakub Vrana when he tried to face off with the ladies. We think he might have been slightly terrified when he first arrived but soon got into the swing of things.

It was the first time at the event for Bowey, Djoos, Stephenson, and Vrana. They did great!!

And Coach Trotz was there once again to answer questions. He is always so great to listen to and so open in the discussion.

We are still processing our photos and will have a complete gallery with lots of fan shots for you later!!

BTW – we were really impressed with Jakub! He was great with all the fans, especially the FiCP ladies!

If you aren’t already a member, click here to join Scarlet Caps and become part of a community that gathers multiple times throughout the year and that is specially geared toward the women who love hockey!


Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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