The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.
The team didn’t announce that the decision, but a spokesperson affirmed it to multiple media outlets Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported that the movement.
The Capitals will continue the NHL’s heritage of visiting the sitting president at the White House. The NBA’s Golden State Warriors along with NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles did not visit President Donald Trump after winning championships.
In the aftermath of winning the title, the Capitals were divided about attending the White House and observing with Trump.
Devante Smith Pelly, the sole black person in the group at the time, said he would not attend. He’s been published in a cap cutting move. Star Alex Ovechkin was in favour of moving.
Clemson, winners of this College Football Playoff, failed attend and were provided a spread of food.
Info from The Associated Press was used in this report.