Outdoor hockey in D.C.

September 20, 2013

The Caps won the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, beating the Penguins 3-1 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Jonathan Newton/The 3Washington Post)

There will be outdoor pro hockey in Washington, it appears: The Post’s Katie Carerra reports that D.C. has been chosen to host the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. The official announcement hasn’t yet been made by Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, who has lobbied hard to host the yearly New Year’s Day game, and the venue isn’t confirmed. But Nationals Park is the most logical option. Now to start praying for weather cold enough to keep the ice playable for 20 minutes at a time.

In other news:

Meet Scott Williams, the K-9 officer wounded at the Navy Yard (Post)

Cathy Lanier gets another star turn (CNN)

Eleanor Holmes Norton is getting involved in Capital Police tactical team controversy (Roll Call)

New questions about Navy firefighters’ radios (WUSA-TV)

Another support fund launched for Navy Yard survivors (Post)

D.C. Chamber’s Barbara Lang is calling it quits (Capital BusinessWBJrelease)

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Family Research Council shooter Floyd Corkins will do 25 years (PostBlade)

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Phil Mendelson proposes pulling city pension investments from fossil-fuel stocks (WBJ)

Former Norton staffer enters at-large race as independent (DofDLoose Lips)

Will the council finally close the dreaded LLC loophole? (WAMU-FM)

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But health insurance coverage rate improved significantly (DCFPI)

The largest city employees union doesn’t hate Vince Gray (Loose Lips)

Robert Spencer, 21, shot to death Tuesday night near Bald Eagle (Post)

The old Dunbar High School will soon come tumbling down (WBJ)

Tax office often does not make it easy for residents to pay their bills (Post letters)

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Pretty much everyone wants a shot at redeveloping star-crossed Mount Vernon Square parcel (WBJ)

JBG says it will break ground on projects near 9:30 Club within weeks (WBJ)

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Mixed-use libraries are not bad libraries, architect says (Housing Complex)

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Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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