Rolling Ridge Elementary School students and staff pose with Capitals alumni Paul Mulvey and Errol Rausse during Hockey School assembly on Nov. 28.
Hockey School is a free program, designed to be both instructional and interactive, with the goal of exposing students to floor hockey while teaching proper technique.
Washington Capitals alumnus Errol Rausse, who played with the Capitals from 1979 to 1983, instructs a student on stickhandling during a Washington Capitals Hockey School assembly at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling, Va., on Nov. 28.
Mulvey is a former Capitals left wing who played with the team from 1978 to 1981. Rausse, also a left wing, played with the team from 1979 to 1983.
The clinic concluded with several students participating in a friendly scrimmage joined by Mulvey and Rausse as their teammates. The scrimmage ended in a 1-1 tie with Mulvey representing the boys team and Rausse representing the girls team.
“We had a terrific time with the students at Rolling Ridge,” said Rausse. “It was great to teach the students and be able to help grow the game of hockey.”
The program is currently in its sixth year, with the Capitals hosting two Hockey School visits each month between September and May. The Capitals have hosted more than 70 clinics and reach more than 10,000 students in the past four years.
Story courtesy of the Washington Capitals