End of Season News

Go Caps!

This season certainly presented an unusual set of challenges for both the team and the fans but it is still sad to see it end so soon. May the players and personnel enjoy a well-earned summer break to refuel the tank for next season.

It has been challenging for the Crew and our Roadies as well with more last-minute trip changes in a year than we usually see in a decade. After a short break for some site maintenance, we’re eager to get back at it planning next season’s schedule.  Stay tuned for details!

Offseason Homework

The past two seasons has seen a TON of people relocating to parts far and wide. We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records.

I expect that many of our trips this season will be again be geared towards those Caps fans local to the venue so keeping this list current is more valuable than ever. We love seeing our fellow fans on the road!

Summer Fun!

With the jerseys packed up for the season, we can’t wait to see everyone in their Caps tees enjoying the summer!  We hope to see you representing in the Beer Garden at PQST and when the frozen drinks are this good, why wouldn’t you?

Stay safe Babes!

March update-Philly recap, Pitt up next

Down to the wire

Wow, where did the season go?  I can’t believe we are down to our last few regular season games and only one away game left on our schedule.  That said, here’s the skinny:

Sat, April 9-PittsburghWe have the same great seats in Section 115 as last visit and at the same price, $220.  With only 10 days to go, we need to hear from you asap if interested.

For more information or to make a reservation, shoot us an email at info@capsroadcrew.com.

 

Division tilt

The Flyers came out hot putting two on the board in the first when we visited on February 26. They hung on to win 2-1 but the Roadies had a great time in spite of the loss.  Such an exciting game!  Thank you to everyone who joined us.

 

Keep your locale updates coming

We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records. This is especially crucial if we end up with last-minute or extra tickets for a game near you.

 

GO CAPS!

Jan update-schedule details

Only two more to go this season

While we’re usually just getting started in January, this season we’re down to only a pair of games in Pennsylvania remaining. Here’s the dates and the current status. All are ticket-only at this time. For prices and other details, refer to the TRIPS page in our header.

For more information or to make a reservation, shoot us an email at info@capsroadcrew.com. Those who have already contacted us about attending these games are counted among those with pending reservations.

Sat, Feb 26-PhiladelphiaWe have a great block of lower bowl seats for only $80 but tickets are being claimed quickly. All tickets have been claimed but contact us asap to get on the waitlist as space becomes available.

Sat, April 9-PittsburghWe have the same great seats in Section 115 as last visit and at the same price, $220.  Plenty of tickets remain but our headcount must be in soon so get in touch asap if interested.

Two more trips, two more wins!

All four trips so far this season have been wins. What a time!

The Roadies who attended the game in Detroit on New Year’s Eve gathered at Harry’s Detroit beforehand and were treated to a great time with the locals before heading over to the incredible Little Caesar’s Arena to witness history yet again. Ovechkin scored power play goal no. 275 to pass Dave Andreychuk for the most all-time. With an additional goal by Ovie and one by Kuznetsov, our boys brought home a thrilling 3-1 victory over the Red Wings.

Just two weeks later, the Crew braved the polar temps on Long Island for the first-ever Caps game at the new UBS Arena! It’s much nicer than the Coliseum with hot running water and everything. Bad jokes aside, it’s a nice barn and long overdue for a passionate fan base. Those fans were disappointed when Vanecek shut out their team 2-0 sending the Roadies home all smiles.

Keep your locale updates coming

We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records. This is especially crucial if we end up with last-minute or extra tickets for a game near you.

GO CAPS!

Happy Hockey Holidays!

Need last minute holiday presents for your favorite Caps fans?  We gotcha covered and nothing makes a better gift for the fan on your list than a Caps Road Crew trip!  We have really cool gift certificates that we are happy to personalize for you to present to the recipient and you can’t get easier than that. With space still available on this season’s NYE trip to Detroit and April 9 trip to Pittsburgh, either would make a terrific present for your favorite die-hard Caps fan!

If you haven’t purchased one yet, another perfect gift is Ben Raby’s comprehensive book, “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die“, updated to include the Cup run.  With a foreword by Craig Laughlin, this book is packed with Caps lore and even long-time fans will find gems of insight yielded from Ben’s exhaustive research.

Wishing all you boys and girls and babes a safe and festive hockey holiday!  GO CAPS!

October News

We’re barely two weeks into the season and already eager to hit the road. The trips are coming up SOON with at least one a month through the Olympic break so if you haven’t already, take a look and see what’s scheduled.

Here is the list for this season and the current status. All are ticket-only at this time. For prices and other details, refer to the TRIPS page above or the links below. For more information or to make a reservation, shoot us an email at info@capsroadcrew.com.

Fri, Nov 12-ColumbusWe have a nice block of seats in Section 122 for $105/ea and ordered extras for all you procratinators. Pregame at R Bar is worth the trip on it’s own. Contact us asap if interested.

Sun, Nov 28-CarolinaWith lower bowl seats for $75 and a tailgate brunch on tap, this one is a beauty. The 1:00 start makes a one-day trip from DC feasible. Our headcount is due SOON. Contact us asap if interested.

Fri, Dec 31-Detroit  After the cancelled March 2020 trip, we are delighted to head back to LCA.  NYE in Motor City anyone? (10 tix remaining)

Sat, Jan 15-NYI  Our most popular trip this year. Details are on our site. All tickets have been claimed but contact us asap to get on the waitlist as space becomes available.

Sat, Feb 26-PhiladelphiaWe have a great block of lower bowl seats for only $80 but tickets are being claimed quickly.

Sat, April 9-PittsburghWe have the same great seats in Section 115 as last visit and at the same price, $220.

 

Traveling on your own?

While we love traveling with our fellow fans to cheer on our boys on the road, we are all about getting your butts in their seats however possible. In support of that mission, we established a Facebook Group a few years back where fans can share their plans or inquire about others’ itineraries. The more info you have, the better your visit will be. No problem if you’re not on Facebook, I’m happy to post on your behalf.

But the big news this month is that a long-time wishlist item has come to fruition. Those with bigger brains that mine were able to create a search function on our TRIPS page. Enter “Flyers” or “Philadelphia” for example, and every trip we’ve taken there will come up. Those trip pages have all the wheres, whens, prices, photos…all the details on our travels are there.

This function is also super-handy when searching for that photo you were in all those years ago, but you can’t remember exactly when. Not that I’ve had that problem or anything. There are only 20+ years of trip pages on the site.

HUGE thanks to our webmaster, Tyler Duchaine, for putting in the time and toil on this project.

 

Keep your locale updates coming

We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records. This is especially crucial if we end up with last-minute or extra tickets for a game near you.

See you at the rink!

All Aboard!

With skates hitting the ice in rinks around the league, it really does look like it’s hockey time! Here at CRC/HQ, we are finally caught up on your emails so if you haven’t heard back, please resend it. We are so grateful for the outpouring of interest this season. It was quite unexpected but welcome.

Here is the list of destinations that came together and the current status. All are ticket-only at this time, but the Pennsylvania pair of games may add transportation if fans become comfortable with bus travel in the coming months. For prices and other details, refer to the TRIPS tab above.

For more information or to make a reservation, shoot us an email at info@capsroadcrew.com.

Fri, Nov 12-Columbus We have a nice block of seats in Section 122 but need a final headcount before opening night. Contact us asap if interested.

Sun, Nov 28-Carolina With lower bowl seats for $75 and a tailgate brunch on tap, this one is a beauty.

Fri, Dec 31-Detroit  After the cancelled March 2020 trip, we are delighted to head back to LCA.  NYE in Motor City anyone? (10 tix remaining)

Sat, Jan 15-NYI The Isles finally got their inventory together and the arena should still have that new rink smell for our visit. All tickets have been claimed but contact us asap to get on the waitlist as space becomes available.

Sat, Feb 26-Philadelphia We have a great block of lower bowl seats for only $80. More $$ for cheesesteaks!

Sat, April 9-Pittsburgh  We have the same great seats in Section 115 as last visit and at the same price, $220. But they took out Sid’s dryer so that’s a perk. 😉

Congratulations Tarik!

We are super excited to see a longtime local favorite will be making regular appearances as a contributor on Turner Sports’ NHL coverage. While Tarik El-Bashir has an impressive resume with stints with The Washington Post, NBC Washington, and as current Caps beat reporter for The Athletic, we’re pretty sure this interview is the one that sealed the deal:

Huge thanks to Ovie The Bulldog for the photo. Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @OvieTheBulldog.

New Voices of Service single

Local legend Caleb Green with his fellow active duty and retired service members perform in a quartet called Voices of Service to help raise awareness of the struggles returning veterans face and the power of music to heal them. They had a epic run on AGT which thrust them onto the national scene and now share their inspirational message at high-profile events and in recordings available online.

Their new release, “Coming Home“, was recorded for the PGA (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Hope campaign and is available along with the rest of their catalog on the major audio streaming platforms.

Keep your locale updates coming

We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records. Even if none of the official trips this season are in your area, fans coordinate on unofficial trips and we’d love to include you on their plans.

See you at the rink!

GO CAPS!
Sherri

End of Season News

Go ‘rays!

 

Cheers to the Caps ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, on another run for the Kelly Cup.

Bring home the hardware boys!

 

 

Offseason Homework

If social media is any indication, the past 15 months has seen a TON of people relocating to parts far and wide. We keep a list of Caps fans in enemy territory so if you live outside the DMV and want to be sure to be included on our activities in your area, shoot me an email with your zip code and I’ll update our records.

I expect that many of our trips this season will be geared towards those Caps fans local to the venue so keeping this list current is more valuable than ever.

 

Congratulations to our Joe B!

We could not be more proud to hear that Joe Beninati recieved the 2020 Board of Governors Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last week. Oh, and his 15th Emmy for Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer, but who’s counting?

We are so fortunate as a fanbase to have his insights on the broadcasts and the Crew in particular could not have come this far without the support of Joe and all the Caps broadcasters. If you see him out and about, be sure to thank him on behalf of us all.

And really, they have to give him shiny awards. Who else looks so good in a tux?

 

Next Season’s Trips

It took an industrial Swiffer to knock the blanket of dust off our Rolodex but we’ve been in touch with our team reps and are ready-to-go once the NHL schedule is announced. We’ll put together a slate of trips but will need your feedback more than ever to gauge fan appetite for travel next season so keep an eye on your inbox in the coming weeks for that poll.

 

Trivia Tuesday Recap  

Kudos to our Trivia Tuesday winners this past season. It’s been great to see so many of you using your winnings in the Beer Garden at PQST and when the frozen drinks are this good, why wouldn’t you?

 

Stay safe and sane everyone!
Sherri

 

May Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesday Answer for May 11

Congratulations to CJ on beating everyone to the answer this week. Many recalled that Dale Hunter was the former Caps captain behind the bench in 2012, but CJ got the answer in first.

Thank you to everyone who participated this season!!

Final Trivia Tuesday Question, May 11

In what has been an odd Caps schedule, tonight is the last game of the regular season. Back in 2012, the last game was at MSG and the Crew was there with a busload of fans in tow.  Our boys brought home an exciting 4-1 win, made even more special by Ovechkin’s stick salute to us as he exited the ice.

This Caps captain coached his last NHL regular season game on this night. For the final Trivia Tuesday of the season, name him.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for May 3

Congratulations to Joanna M. for knowing that is Rod Langway and Jeff Halpern were the Capitals we were looking for. Thank you to everyone who participated!

       

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for the last #TriviaTue question of the season!

 

Trivia Tuesday Question for May 3

In case you missed the news, every Tuesday we’ll put forth a trivia question via our homepage in the morning and on social media at noon using the hashtag, #TriviaTue. The answers can all be found on our website and shouldn’t be very hard.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner. No answers can be submitted via text, social media, or carrier pigeon. The prize is a $25 gift card to Penn Quarter Sports Tavern which will come in handy when visiting their fantastic new beer garden to watch our Caps in the playoffs.

To start off May, here’s today’s question: These two Caps captains both have their name on the Stanley Cup and became pro hockey coaches, albeit with other teams.  Both also had a birthday yesterday.

For #TriviaTue, name them.

April Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesday Answer for April 27th

Congratulations to Kelly W. for knowing that Semyon Varlamov was the winning goaltender with 32 saves.  

Photo from RMNB. Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who participated!  Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

 

Trivia Tuesday Question for April 27th

Our trip to the 2011 Winter Classic in Pittsburgh was one for the ages. With 450 fans in tow, we were treated to an outstanding performance by our Caps with our goalie taking 1st star honors. For #TriviaTue, who was the Caps goalie (and today’s birthday boy)?

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for April 20th

Congratulations to Huy N. for knowing that is Dmitri Khristich donning the #8 for this game. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

 

Trivia Tuesday Question for April 20th

With our Caps in Boston tonight, for Trivia Tuesday we’re checking out a visit to Beantown nearly 20 years ago. The Crew caught the Columbus Day matinee in 2001 to see this player don the #8 now worn by Ovechkin. Who is this Capital?

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for April 13th

Congrats to Brian B on knowing that fan-fave Mike Knuble was the game winning Flyer that night. Despite the loss, the Roadies had a blast!

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

 

Trivia Tuesday Question for April 13th

With Caps v Flyers tonight, we’re reminded of an April 2008 tilt in Philly, the first playoff series of the Ovechkin era. The Crew was on hand in Sweet Suite 16 for Game 4 where this future-Capital scored his first playoff OT goal to give the Flyers the win in 2OT. For today’s #TriviaTue question, name him.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for April 6th

Congratulations Charlie McManus on being the first one in with the correct answer. Olaf (Olie) Kolzig is a winner of a Vezina Trophy, a King Clancy Memorial Trophy, and a Stanley Cup.  

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for April 6th

In case you missed the news, every Tuesday we’ll put forth a trivia question via our homepage in the morning and on social media at noon using the hashtag, #TriviaTue. The answers can all be found on our website and shouldn’t be very hard.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner. No answers can be submitted via text, social media, or telepathy. The prize is a $25 gift card to Penn Quarter Sports Tavern which will come in handy when visiting their fantastic new beer garden to watch our Caps this season.

To start off April, here’s today’s question: This Caps alumni has his name on several NHL trophies but finally got it on the Cup as a coach in 2018.  For #TriviaTue, name him.

March Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesday Answer for March 30th

Congrats to Ilene T for knowing that Arturs Irbe always said, “Yes!” to our Caps.  It’s been a blast hearing from so many Roadies for whom this was their first Crew trip.

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for March 30th

20 years ago today, the Crew made an epic bus trip to Raleigh alongside five buses of DC101 Simon’s Soldiers. A then-Hurricane goalie and future-Capitals goalie coach gave up a goal on a penalty shot by Joe Sacco to open the scoring for our boys. For today’s #TriviaTue question, name him.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for March 23rd

Congrats to Amy P for knowing that J.F. Fortin was the #Caps rookie who scored his 1st (and only) NHL goal this night.

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for March 23rd

On this day in 2002 (!), the Crew made its first trip to Columbus, soon to be a favorite destination. Willie O’Ree dropped the ceremonial first puck and the 5-2 win included a career-first goal by a Caps rookie. For today’s #TriviaTue question, name him.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for March 16th

Congratulations to Dennis Clarke on being the first one in with the correct answer.  Ilya Samsonov was the Bears starting goaltender for this game with Vitek Vanacek serving as backup.  This great pair were soon to get the call up to mind the nets for the Caps.

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for March 16th

On this day in 2019, the Crew made its annual bus trip to Hershey where we were treated to a 5-1 victory over the Sound Tigers. The winning goalie currently occupies a spot on the Caps roster. For today’s #TriviaTue question, name him.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for March 9th

Congratulations to Beth Dunn on being the first one in with the correct answer.  Scott Stevens, a long-time Capital and Devil defenseman, was honored as the NHL’s all-time leader among d-men in games played. No one knew that night that their captain had played his last game just ten days prior.

Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for March 9th

With NJ on the Caps schedule for tonight, we’re checking out a memorable NJ game from our schedule. On January 17, 2004, a busload of fans rode up to CAA, a blah-grey cement tomb where fun went to die.  But on this day, the Devils honored a future HHOF-er who was also a Caps great.  For today’s #TriviaTue question, name him.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner.

Trivia Tuesday Answer for March 2nd

Congratulations Greg Christian on being the first one in with the correct answer. It came as a surprise to everyone, including himself, that Joe Reekie (pictured) scored the first goal in this game.  It was one of two he scored all season. Keep an eye out next Tuesday morning for a new #TriviaTue question.

Trivia Tuesday Question for March 2nd

In case you missed the news, every Tuesday we’ll put forth a trivia question via our homepage in the morning and on social media at noon using the hashtag, #TriviaTue. The answers can all be found on our website and shouldn’t be very hard.

The first correct answer emailed to info@capsroadcrew.com is the winner. No answers can be submitted via text, social media, or smoke signals. The prize is a $25 gift card to Penn Quarter Sports Tavern which will come in handy when visiting their fantastic new beer garden to watch our Caps this season.

To start off March, here’s today’s #TriviaTue question: With the Caps in Boston this week, it gives us a chance to look back on past Beantown CRC trips. WAY back in December 2000, the Crew visited Boston and were treated to a 2-0 win. Which player scored the first of the two goals?