Monday after taking the Stanley Cup to the Lincoln Memorial, Capitals video analyst and Bethesda, MD native Tim Ohashi brought the championship trophy to the 2nd District Police Station.
“I was really fortunate to grow up around here,” Ohashi said to Bethesda Magazine’s Leigh McDonald. “I never felt unsafe. The hard work these people do is a big reason why.”
He also brought along a friend: former Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik is currently an unrestricted free agent after being traded to Colorado and bought out days later. The Capitals are open to bringing him back to the team for the right price.
On Thursday, Orpik attended the Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament with John Carlson.
Thank you to the @NHL @Capitals Brooks Orpik and @TimOhashi from the Washington Capitals coaching staff for stopping by the 2nd District Station this afternoon with the #StanleyCup! #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/LwyX9cPVbx
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) July 2, 2018
According to Bethesda Magazine, approximately 40 officers, including K9 officers, made their way into the second-floor meeting room to get a picture with the Cup.
— Leigh C McDonald (@leighcmcdonald) July 2, 2018
The station also hosted seven-year-old Luke Engler, who was named an honorary K9 officer earlier in the year by the Mongomery County Police. Luke attended the event and was excited to see the Cup, despite undergoing radiation treatment for a brain tumor. Proceeds from John Carlson’s charity event in Bethesda on July 4th will go to Defeat DIPG, which the Engler family supports.
After the trip, Ohashi and his girlfriend Nicole Kahn, took the Stanley Cup to Gringos & Mariachis, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Bethesda. The people eating lunch there were understandably shocked and took photos with the championship trophy.
We're so honored that The Stanley Cup came through Gringos & Mariachis and spent the afternoon with us!
Our customers were beyond surprised and excited. Congratulations to our 2018 champions !!!#AllCaps pic.twitter.com/OXpmQPctMT
— Gringos & Mariachis (@GMTACO) July 2, 2018
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On Tuesday, assistant equipment manager Craig “Woody” Leydig will have his day with the Stanley Cup in Annapolis.
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