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If the Olympics have taught us anything (other than that crying “conspiracy” will get you the gold), it’s that American women know ice hockey, and in many cases (cough cough…Nagano), they know it much better than the boys. American University’s Lady Eagles may have sported a humble 0-11-1 record in their inaugural season, but they’re still tough enough to pound your ESPN-watching, PlayStation-playing ass into the boards at will. So keep your “chicks with sticks” comments to yourself, or you may end up with five for fighting and a missing front tooth. D.C.’s only collegiate women’s ice-hockey team holds its first annual D.C.-wide silent auction Sunday afternoon, with prizes including Washington Capitals tickets, autographed sticks, and a flying lesson. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Capitals and American University, and proceeds go to the nonprofit team so it can stock up on face shields, mouth guards, and Shooter Tutors. Come drop the gloves with the Lady Eagles at 3 p.m. at Chef Geoff’s Restaurant, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW. $5. (202) 232-2560. (MB)