In addition to the Isles game, Thursday night at Verizon Center is also Military Appreciation Night. The Caps donned camo uniforms for warmups and sold Courage Caps (as in hats) for a good cause, but the best moment was the ceremonial puck drop.
Captains John Tavares and Alex Ovechkin joined Lance Corporal Josh Misiewicz, USMC, of the USA National sled hockey team at center ice for the ceremony.
Misiewicz was deployed to Afghanistan on December of 2010. In July of 2011, five months into his seven-month tour, Misiewicz lost both of his legs to an IED explosion.
Misiewicz played hockey in high school and college, but his injury could have spelled an end to that hockey career. As part of the USA Warriors sled hockey team and the USA National sled hockey team, Misiewicz didn’t just stay active; he inspired countless others.
You can buy a courage cap at the Team Store and stands throughout Verizon Center. 100% of the proceeds from the hats will benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
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