"There's no question that hockey's growing, not just in the States and Canada. Hockey's growing globally. Everywhere in the world, the Capitals have fans," Bondra said. "It's very important to have programs like this, and for the kids, (I'm) pretty sure it's a great field trip for them to be a part of. They had a lot of questions about how, for example, how the ice is produced, how everything is working in a situation like this."
He said hockey is on the way in a very nontraditional market.