They will not give the Capitals a run for their money, but some local hockey players will grab their sticks and skates for an annual competition on the ice.
The catch: some of these players are lobbyists and others are lawmakers.
It’s the 2010 Congressional Hockey Challenge. The game takes place March 9, and money raised benefits the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club. Hopefully some of the well-paid lobbyists and lawmakers will also think about giving some cash to the rink, which could be forced to close temporarily this summer if it can't come up with $250,000 to cover a budget gap.
According to Politico, Sen. John Kerry leads the lawmakers’ team, but they may have an ace in the hole. Apparently, Rep. Mike Quigley is no stranger to the rink. He said he has had 300 stitches due to hockey-related injuries.
For more information, check out the event’s official Web site.