There’s a lot to look forward to for tonight’s Caps-Rangers game at Capital One Arena. Rookie Shane Gersich is making his NHL debut and the Caps could clinch a playoff spot with some help from the Flyers.
On top of that, some hockey royalty will be in the building. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, a member of the United States women’s national team, will be in attendance along with Noah Grove, a member of the 2018 gold medal-winning Paralympic sled hockey team.
Skarupa grew up in Rockville, Maryland, and was a member of the Washington Pride, while Grove is from RMNB’s hometown of Frederick, Maryland. Skarupa held up a Maryland flag after winning gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Photo: Kush Sidhu (Via scottywaz.com)
“I’ve been a Capitals fan all my life,” Skarupa said. “I’m so excited to get back for a game. It has been a while.”
This past winter, Skarupa became first woman from the Washington metro area ever named to a US Hockey Olympic roster and to win gold.
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We recently sent Skarupa merch to celebrate her Maryland first (see the top left shirt).
If anyone makes Haley or Noah a sign for warmups or holds one up during the game, we will retweet you on Twitter or post your photo on Instagram.
More from the Capitals:
The Washington Capitals will recognize Paralympian Noah Grove and Olympian Haley Skarupa during the Capitals game versus the New York Rangers on March 28 at Capital One Arena.
Grove, a native of Frederick, Md., won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team during the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He tallied four points, including a pair of goals and assists, in four games.
Skarupa, a native of Rockville, Md., won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
8pm update: The Capitals honored the two Olympians during a break in action.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 29, 2018
Skarupa also did an interview with radio voice John Walton during the game.
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) March 29, 2018
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