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Caps give hockey phenom from Abu Dhabi incredible surprise

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As a hockey ambassador, former Capitals star Peter Bondra goes to a lot of places you would necessarily think of as hockey hotbeds. One of the most remarkable talents he found was a young woman named Fatima Al Ali from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Bondra met Fatima in November while coaching at the Pavilkovsky Hockey School in Abu Dhabi. She is a member of UAE's women's national team and, wouldn't you know it, is a Washington Capitals fan.

So Bondra and the Caps cooked up a surprise for Fatima to help bring her to Washington to see her favorite team.

Fatima will come to Washington in February for Hockey is For Everyone Month. Maybe she can show the team a thing or two while she's there.

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