THE MADISON CAPITOLS ARE GETTING CLOSER TO THEIR RE-BIRTH.
THE NEW U.S.H.L.
FRANCHISE WILL OPEN TRAINING CAMP IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
AND HAVE THEIR FIRST GAME FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD AGAINST
THE FARGO FARGO FORCE IN NORTH DAKOTA.
THE HOME OPENER WILL BE OCTOBER 18TH AGAINST THE CEDAR
RAPIDS ROUGH RIDERS.
TODAY THE CAPITOLS SHOWED OFF THEIR NEW UNIFORMS FOR
THEIR INAUGURAL SEASON.
AND YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, THEY'RE PRETTY SNAZZY WITH
THE CAPITOL BUILDING AROUND AN ARTSY LOOK THAT THE
TEAM HOPES WILL IDENTIFY WITH HOCKEY FANS AS THEY
TRY TO BUILD A BASE AND SURVIVE IN THE MADISON SPORTS
LANDSCAPE, KNOWING THAT THE MADISON MONSTERS AND MADISON
KODIAKS WERE BOTH TEAMS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT.
THE NEW HEAD COACH, LUKE STRAND SAYS THESE CAPITOLS
HAVE A CHANCE TO BE DIFFERENT.
Luke Strand: We've got an opportunity to put a little
stamp on - this age group of players is very impactful
They're at an age where they affect school children
- they're at an age when they expect high school,
and they're at an age when they infect adults .
We're really excited about that opportunity.
When the whites of their eyes get here on September
1, it'll be the most exciting day by far.
THE CAPITOLS ALSO ANNOUNCE THEIR SCHEDULE TODAY--
THEY WON'T HAVE ANY CONFLICTS AGAINST A BADGER FOOTBALL
OR PACKER GAME, AND THEY SAY THEIR GAMES ON BADGER
HOCKEY HOME DAYS WILL "COMPLIMENT" THE BADGERS..
AND THEY'LL HAVE A NUMBER OF DOLLAR BEER NIGHTS AT
ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER, JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS WITH
THE BEER GARDEN AT THE COLISEUM.