A young Alex Ovechkin fan gave a post-game interview to remember at a recent Washington Capitals game as he treated the fans to a motivational speech, as well as info about his pet tarantula.

One of the regular bits on NHL rinks across the league is the Mites On Ice scheme, which gives young hockey fans the chance to get down onto the ice in the arena and emulate their sporting heroes by playing a mini-game between periods at NHL matches.