Brian Peoples


It was already going to be a big day with our “Stand Up For Dawg Nation” event tonight. But being a gluten for punishment I decided to pull out all the stops and blow away our Hockey Heals crew this morning! I surprised the gang with new Hockey Heals jerseys, but that was only the tip of the iceberg. Joining us on the ice was hockey legend Milan Hejduk, current Av Logan O’Connor and USA sled superstar Declan Farmer.
But the icing on the cake was surprising Brian Peoples with a check for $15,000. Brian suffered a stroke on 10/1/22 and today he played hockey for the first time since that fateful day. There were tears, there were cheers, there were hugs, and there were smiles! What a morning!
Now it’s time to clean up and do my best blow away the crowd at Comedy Works!

Hockey in the Blood:

Letter from the family:

“Brian started playing hockey as a young boy in Connecticut. He fell in love with the sport and played goalie all through high school. After high school he moved to Colorado due to his love of the outdoors. He lived in Boulder and eventually moved to Breckenridge, and during this time he became a devoted Colorado Avalanche fan. When Brian’s son and daughter started playing he became involved in the summit county hockey community in anyway he could. He started playing again, coaching, refereeing, and volunteering.  The hockey community is Brian’s favorite part of the sport and one of his favorite things is playing drop in hockey three mornings a week because he can play his favorite sport with others of all ages who love the game.”  


The Battle Begins:

“On October 1 Brian suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke that has drastically impacted the lives of him and his family.  Anyone who knows Brian knows that he is an active person and spends his free time playing hockey, skiing or biking.  Since the stroke he has spent his time in the hospital and rehab facility doing everything possible to get back to the life he loves. The first 6 months of stroke recovery is the most important because during this time the opportunity for improvement is greatest.  Brian has been making huge improvements through rehab, but it comes at a cost that is not covered by insurance.  Since the stroke he has not been able to work, and will likely not be able to get back to work for a while. Brian would never be one to ask for help, and is always willing to help someone else out.”
“Brian is going to continue to work as hard as he can to recover from his stroke and any assistance to offset the medical bills is greatly appreciated! Brian and his family so appreciate the love and support of all their friends and are truly grateful to Dawg Nation for their assistance and willingness to help. “


Brian is a construction contractor in Breckenridge and faces major challenges when it comes to missed time at work.  As many of us know the first 6 months are crucial when recovering from a stroke, and Brian is currently being treated at a live-in rehab facility in Lakewood.  Expenses are piling up for this hockey family and we call in DAWG Nation to pick up another one of our own.  


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