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From Humble Beginnings to Community Action

In 2011, we bonded as a small group with a vision and purpose. Since then, we have carried on with our goal of offering a positive hockey community in Colorado. Our ability to help comes from outside donations and relies on the hard work of our DAWG community. Every contribution we receive is fed back into DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation. Nobody is excluded from our team, as we focus on making a difference for those in need through our hockey non-profit organization.

DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a thriving hockey non-profit organization built on the passion we share for ice hockey. To us, it’s more than a sport — it means community. No other game combines lightning fast speeds and non-stop action quite like it. As a result, hockey continues to foster a tight knit community. Our members act on the lessons learned on the ice by providing assistance and opportunities to individuals and families experiencing difficult times. DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is always looking to grow our impact by hosting national and international amateur ice hockey events and by opening our rink to participants of all physical abilities to play.

DAWG Nation Events

  • 3v3 Clash

    April 16, 2023 7:45 am

    3v3 CLASH

    Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation is excited to announce a 3v3 hockey tournament in support of Ashton Stephenson! The tournament will take place Sunday, April 16 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade in Westminster, Colorado. Registration for teams is open now. 

    • Tournament Details
    • Tournament registration is now closed!
    • 3v3 pond hockey style tournament
    • Two 15 minute halves
    • 3 game guarantee
    • Up to 7 players per team, no goalies

    Questions? Contact Erin Boreing at 


    Ashton is a 19 year old from Thornton, Colorado who grew up playing for Hyland Hills Hockey Association and Standley Lake High School. After high school, Ashton became an EMT with the Clear Creek Fire Authority and was serving as the team trainer for the MSU Denver Roadrunners hockey team. On October 21, 2022 Ashton was in a terrible single car accident that left him paralyzed. 

    The Stephenson family has shown tremendous strength in the last few months as Ashton has learned to adapt to his new lifestyle. Through great support from friends, family, and medical professionals Ashton is moving forward with a big smile on his face. Ashton has started playing sled hockey, basketball, and even rock climbing! He continues to excel and try new things.