You can bet that every @ovi8 goal tonight was in honor of Alex Luey. #HockeyFightsCancer https://t.co/elc8zLUqbD2017-11-26 02:54:44
The Washington Capitals welcomed Alex Luey, a 13-year-old cancer survivor from Canada, into their locker room on Saturday. Washington team captain Alex Ovechkin made sure it was a special night for Luey.
According to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com, Luey recently found out he was cancer free and received a video message from his favorite player, Ovechkin, inviting him to the game.
Ovechkin put on a show for Luey, scoring a hat trick and leading the Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Despite Ovechkin's standout performance, it was Luey who received player of the game honors afterward:
A quick look inside the winning locker room - Alex Luey gets the coveted Player Of The Game award. #CapsFightCancer #CapsLeafs https://t.co/0ZzXSrWfvP2017-11-26 03:42:08