Ashton Stephenson


Heartbreak: A tragic car accident in Thornton, CO.

The Stephenson family has shown tremendous strength in the last few months as Ashton learned how 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.

On January 26, 2023 friends, family, and some very special guests joined together at Blackbird Public House in Denver to spread the love for the Stephenson family. Dawg Nation was joined by 7 survivors from the Humboldt Broncos and members of Team USA Sled Hockey. It was an incredible evening with an amazing group of people, but what was really special was when we were able to present Ashton and his family with a check for $42,000! It was an emotional presentation with tons of love and positive energy. 

Since we presented Ashton with the check he has got back on the ice for the first time since his accident! Saturday, February 11, alongside his dad Jamie, and friend Christian, Ashton tried sled hockey for the first time. Ashton has remained very optimistic about his future and dreams of becoming a sled hockey player. We can’t wait to see him continue to excel and be part of the sled hockey community. 

Ashton Stephenson



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DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation

PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454

DAWG Nation was saddened this morning to receive several calls bearing bad news.  Friends and family are rallying in Thornton this week after news that Ashton Stephenson was involved in a terrible car accident on October 21, 2022.  Ashton’s fight is just beginning as he and his family are learning the extent of his injuries and what the future will bring. 

Ashton’s Mother, Meghan updated the community with a Facebook post:

“Dear family and friends, we wanted to let you know that our son Ashton was in a bad car accident on Friday night. He tore an artery in his leg, has multiple fractures in his shin, broken ribs, bruised lungs, a fractured shoulder and a spinal cord injury. He has already had 2 surgeries and will have another surgery tomorrow. Currently he is on a ventilator to help his lungs rest.
We are asking for your prayers, love and positive vibes his way that he regains his mobility and makes a full recovery. We are also asking for everyone to donate blood if you are able as blood donations saved his life.
We will keep you all posted as he continues to rest and heal. Thank you all for your love and support. ❤️🤗❤️🤗

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A Colorado Hockey Player:
Ashton is involved in the local hockey community. He plays for Standley Lake High School and Hyland Hills Hockey Association. More recently he was the team trainer for the MSU Denver Roadrunners Hockey team. Theres is no doubt that this amazing family is part of a community that looks out for their own. 
We call on DAWG Nation again today, to step up and lend the Stephensons a hand in getting through this incredibly scary time.  Share this story, get the word out there, so that we can light the flame of hope and community that us DAWGS know so well.  

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