MASN to give 1,500 tickets to members of armed forces
MASN will donate 1,500 BB&T Classic tickets to active and retired members of the U.S. armed forces. The 16th annual tournament tips off Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. when American meets Florida. Navy will face George Washington at 5p.m., and Maryland plays Temple at 7:30 p.m. Military personnel should visit MASNsports.com to print a ticket voucher for four complimentary tickets. The tickets can then be redeemed at the Verizon Center box office beginning Tuesday with the printed voucher and military identification. The BB&T Classic benefits Children's Charities Foundation, an organization founded in 1994 that has distributed nearly $7.5 million to charities in Washington to provide programs that assist with health and welfare, help to build strong families and provide educational and recreational opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged youths.
Defenseman Fahey, goalie Holtby assigned to Hershey
The Washington Capitals have assigned defenseman Brian Fahey and goaltender Braden Holtby to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced Thursday. Fahey, 29, has played four games for the Capitals this season, including his NHL debut Oct. 16 at Nashville. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native of Des Plaines, Ill., has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) and a plus-7 rating in 13 games for the Bears this season. Holtby has posted a 2-2-1 record with a 3.84 goals-against average and a .850 save percentage in five games with the Capitals this season. He recorded his first career NHL win against the Boston Bruins on Nov. 5 and followed up with a 23-save performance in his first career start, a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 7.
—From Sun staff and news services