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!

Bernie and Watson

October 9, 2016
Bretlyn Schmidtmann and her husband lost their home to the wild fire in Nederland and even continued to fight the fire themselves in attempt to save others homes. They also lost one of their St. Bernard’s in the fire who remains missing. Saturday, at the Avs 5k benefit, DAWG Nation was pleased to present them with a new puppy, named Watson. Watson’s Facebook Page

Bretlyn Schmidtmann

August 16, 2016
Bretlyn and her husband lost their home. Bretlyn has been involved in emergency services for about 20 years and is an ER nurse in Boulder. She and her husband lost their home to the wild fire up in Nederland and even continued to fight the fire themselves in attempt to save others homes. Bretlyn has been involved w/ hockey for about 15 years and plays as much as she can with multiple …
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A Friendship Post by Kathie Kelly with Heather Karas

August 9, 2016
DAWG NATION, HOCKEY FAMILY, AMAZING PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE Two years ago I (Kathie) had the honor of dropping the ceremonial puck before the Survivors Game at the DAWG Bowl in honor of my late husband Jack.  After I was done, Marty took me over to meet Heather Karas who unfortunately had also lost her husband, Jeff, to illness. We found that we had so much in common. Marty tho…

Meet Shannon Kelly

August 8, 2016
A DAWG From Day One Shannon Kelly is a DAWG.  Fights might break out over that description, but not here.  “I brag about DAWG Nation to my friends,” she says.  “I make them come to all of our events.” The Colorado native grew up with DAWG Nation.  Her father, Jack, played on the original DAWG Nation team.  His death in 2010 led to the formation of the DAWG Nation …

Dave Repsher Update

August 4, 2016
Dave has left the building! With great joy we would like to share that Dave “D-Rep” Repsher has left his hospital room for the comfort of his own apartment with Amanda and Turq!! This is incredible news and a HUGE step in the journey of DAWG Nation’s toughest member. Dave was burned over 90% of his body on July 3, 2015 when the Flight for Life helicopter he was riding in crashed in S…

My Journey – Sean “Gags” Gagnon

July 29, 2016
Complete Mystery I heard someone say that ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a puzzle, and that couldn’t be more true but there are so many layers to it that it’s difficult to describe it with words alone. Here is my brief attempt. Recently I have been thinking of how to relate this disease to those who don’t have it. It’s not my favorite…
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From Macaire Mousseau

July 15, 2016
Thank you does not feel like enough. While it’s been over three months now since Butch’s passing, the love and support for Butch and our family continues to amaze us. “Thank you” does not feel like enough when it comes to expressing how grateful we are! Not only for the tremendous generosity shown from around the country, but also for all of the numerous prayers, kind words, incredible stori…
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From the captain of Team Minnesota

July 1, 2016
DAWG Bowl VI was really special, I have a DAWG Bowl jersey signed by my hockey hero, Martin Richardson! From the captain of Team Minnesota — Wes Syverson: I am a pastor, retired now, 69 years old. I also play hockey. My church supported its community by providing finances and goods to: two women’s shelters (battered and chemical abuse), community food shelf (including neighborhood food…

Back to School!

June 11, 2016
I had the pleasure of meeting Cody “Beeks” Beekman four years ago. We met while Cody was at Craig Hospital recovering from a life changing car accident. Cody and I have grown close over the last few years and I’ve watched firsthand his physical and emotional struggles and even bore witness to a very scary brush with death. This spring, Beeks took a very big step as he started his college car…

Meet Sean Gagnon

June 2, 2016
Sean needs help with medical expenses. Sean was diagnosed with ALS in November of 2014. At the time he was attending Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, and in his first year of study to become a Chiropractor. Sean’s hockey participation began at the age of 6 in the Pikes Peak Amatuer Hockey Association in Colorado Springs. He played thru all levels which culminated with 2 years play…

Evan Hanlon

June 2, 2016
Evan’s medical bills are astronomical. Evan Hanlon is a Colorado Native who started playing roller hockey around the age of 8. When Evan turned 18, he joined a team in Blackhawk and quickly became one of the highest scoring and most valuable players on the roster. Fast forward a few years and Evan is now bartending for his old Blackhawk team captain, Garrett Ladd, at ‘Bout Time Pub …

Butch Mousseau

May 19, 2016
A tragic fall. The beloved Butch “Butchy” Mousseau, a long time referee and important member of the Colorado hockey community left us on Friday, March 25th.  Butchy fell awkwardly during the warm-ups of the WCHA semifinal match-up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the fall resulted in a severe head injury and led to the passing of this kind and gentle soul. USCHO ARTICLE Giving B…
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