Cappy’s Corner

An entertaining blog to help you stay in touch with of our fearless leader. You will have a front row seat to the life and times of Cappy as you bear witness to his life of “no coincidences”. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny, but always inspirational, you won’t want to miss a single post!


Hunter Murphy

July 6, 2024
It was a social day as I was blessed to spend it with one of the toughest kids I know! Hunter Murphy is a huge Avs fan and also one heck of a hockey player! Some of you may also recognize Hunter as the kidcaster from the December 17th Avs/Sharks game as he dazzled the AltitudeTV audience with his hockey knowledge and natural delivery. Just four and a half months after that epic night, Hunter an…

An Avalanche “no coincidence”

July 5, 2024
As the NHL free agency window opened the Colorado Avalanche had their work cut out for them. Wirh salary cap challenges at an all time high the stakes have rarely been higher. As the flurry of signings came in, one especially caught my eye, Parker Kelly. It looked like a good signing to this amateur GM, but it mostly caught my eye due to Parker’s last name, “Kelly”.  Most of you know th…

A Day for the Ages !

July 1, 2024
Up early for breakfast with Dave Pike and his wife Bonnie. Dave has led quite a life that includes owning/operating one of Denver’s first ever sports bars (Zang’s). He’s currently in the fight for his life as an aggressive cancer has spread to his brain. Despite the challenges we had a terrific time talking about life and strolling down memory lane. It was then off to the home of Todd and Sh…

Steel Rock does is Again!

June 30, 2024
Over the last several years we have been blessed to have Brandon Lied part of the Dawg Bowl. Brandon is a very talented story teller and film maker that donates his time and immense skill. As the owner if Steel Rock Films, Brandon possesses a unique eye that helps us tell the powerful stories that unfold over the five day event. Each year we are blown away by the way Brandon is able to perfectl…

Dan O’Rourke

June 30, 2024
I first connected with NHL referee Dan O’Rourke a couple of years ago when he reached out to me about blind hockey. His father and mentor (Tom O’Rourke) was losing his sight and the long time official wanted to learn more about the opportunities for the visually impaired hockey player. That initial phone call has resulted in an unlikely friendship that has included coffees, hockey conversations…

An Unlikely Darien High School Reunion 

June 28, 2024
Dan Grady and Brian Peoples both grew up in Darien, Connecticut. Living less than a mile apart these two spent hours playing pond hockey and eventually ended up being teammates on the Darien High School hockey team. Both graduating in 1977, these two childhood pals even sat right next to each other in the Darien team picture!  After graduating they lost touch and unbeknownst to each oth…

Teammates for Life!

June 26, 2024
There were some amazing moments during Dawg Bowl XIV, but this one is hard to beat. The Dented Pucks are a blind team with players from all over the country. One of those is Keith Haley from Connecticut. Keith had a pretty normal life until he began losing his sight at age 25. As hereditary glaucoma began to take his sight, Keith was unsure he would ever play hockey again, but that all changed …

Goodbye sweet girl

June 25, 2024
Quincy Rohrbach was beyond beautiful and lit up every room with her smile that never faded, even when cancer ravaged her frail body.  Quincy was a one of a kind that excelled in anything she set her mind to. An expert in the equestrian world with the looks, talent and ambition that had her on the path to become a Hollywood star.  However a diagnosis of osteosarcoma (bone cancer)…

Milan and Marty play blind hockey

June 25, 2024
Over the last ten plus years, Milan and I have shared quite a few special moments together, but this one may take the cake! Donning the visually impaired googles we took the ice yesterday with members of the US National Blind team at Dawg Bowl XIV. We were out of our element and definitely struggled, but combining for a sweet goal with my buddy was pretty darn cool. Love that Hedgie isn’t afrai…

Milan Hejduk on the radio

June 19, 2024
Click here to listen to Milan on Mile High Sports Radio! Scroll forward to 14:45 on the podcast page for the start of Milan’s segment.

USA, USA, USA!!!

June 19, 2024
A HUGE congrats to my dear friend Jannie! Today he officially became a citizen of the United States of America! The big Czech of course crushed the citizenship test nailing every single question!  And proudly wearing his Dawg pin on this special day means the world to me!  Congrats my friend! Let’s celebrate with a hotdog, beer and baseball game next time you’re in town!!!

Now that’s what I call a “no coincidence”

June 16, 2024
Todd Clifford is a 30 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department and has dedicated his life to helping others. A recent trip to the ER for an appendectomy turned into an absolute nightmare for the Clifford family when Todd was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  The difficult news rocked the family to the core and put Todd on the Dawg Nation radar screen. As fate would have it, I met…
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