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Capitals host UAE Woman's hockey team

Capitals host UAE Woman's hockey team on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (John Gonzalez/ABC7)

United Arab Emirates' national team player Fatima Al Ali was back in Washington Friday and this time she brought her whole team with her.

From a hot city that only has one hockey rink, the 28-year-old and her teammates were chipping away at barriers almost as quickly as they chipped away at the surface under their ice skates.

This year, after once again receiving an invite to travel across the world to D.C., they practiced with the Capitals and received a full tour of the Kettler Iceplex.

It all started when Ali meet Capitals Peter Bondra at a hockey clinic abroad by chance, and it has now turned into a very special tradition.


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