The hockey world is abuzz over the skills of a young woman from the UAE [video]


The Washington Capitals are the hottest team in the National Hockey League, led by Russian star Alex Ovechkin. But recently the spotlight fell on one of the team’s biggest fans, a hockey-playing, hijab-wearing young woman from Abu Dhabi with a wicked slapshot.

Thanks to the National Hockey League’s “Hockey Is For Everyone” month, Fatima Al Ali got to visit Washington and show off her puck-handling skills at practice with Ovechkin and the Capitals while a phalanx of photographers and camera crews captured every move.

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