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Ovechkin joins special players for street hockey in front of Capital One Arena

Alex Ovechkin joins special players for street hockey in front of Capital One Arena. (ABC7)

Street hockey in the middle of F street right in front of the Capital One Arena.

It isn’t playing inside on the national stage, but it’s the next best thing for the players.

They’re all a part of the American Special Hockey Association. Created in 2000 for players with developmental disabilities, it gives people of all ages a chance to learn and grow by playing hockey.

When you’re a hockey fanatic like these guys and gals it couldn’t get much better than this… Or could it?

In steps Capitals superstar number 8 Alex Ovechkin

Not only did he surprise his biggest fan, he gave ASHA a check of $5000 on behalf of Capitals in celebration of the NHL’s centennial.

“They play hard. They were all over me,” said Alex Ovechkin. “A couple of guys hit me and I had fun as well.”

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