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!

Coming Together for the Stadlers

October 22, 2023
It’s been quite the busy but very productive weekend of giving back. After rolling back from the mountains, I snuck in a little family time before heading to Arvada to join a tremendous group of generous souls supporting a friend in need. Tommy Stadler is still struggling to regaiin his footing after losing his 20 year old son just five weeks ago. However, he takes comfort in knowing he’s not…

Faser Freeze Out!!!

October 22, 2023
What a couple of days in Grand County as we made our way up to the Fraser Vally to help the Davis family pick up the pieces after losing their beloved Lawton. Once again we bore witness to the magic of a community rallying behind a cause and opening their hearts and wallets to a family in need. It’s a lot if work and truly takes a village, but when you bear witness to the true impact we are mak…

Bitter’s Heroes

October 15, 2023
Very cool evening at Benders helping out a fellow hockey player. Just a few weeks ago Matt Bitter came within a whisker of saying goodbye to this world. It was just another beer league game at the Promenade for this kind hearted defenseman when Matt started to feel faint and headed to the locker room. A massive heart attack ensued and if not for quick thinking and incredible work of m…

Take a Moment

October 10, 2023
It’s been rough few days so I wanted to share my favorite pic from Sunday’s Bronco game. Ethan, Quincy and so many members of my extended family are always on my mind. Ethan continues to amaze us all as he pushes the limits and hasn’t let paralysis defiine him. And Quincy, what a fighter, what an attitude, what a wonderful example to us all. Life is challenging, life is busy, but take a moment…

Congratulations Adrienne!!!

October 2, 2023
A huge congrats to Metro State soccer legend Adrienne Almaraz Pietz for her induction into the university’s hall of fame tonight! I’m pretty sure Adrienne is the only athlete in school history to be a member of a national championship squad as a player (2004) and as a coach (2006). I was honestly blown away that it took this long to induct one of MSU’s all-time greatest. Making it extra speci…

We Love You Sarah!!!

October 1, 2023
`Tonight we spent the evening with a couple of my favorite people in the world. As soon as we walked in the door we were greeted with the familiar beautiful smile that has become the trademark of Sarah. The news has not been great lately but that hasn’t deterred the fighting spirit of this true warrior. We have all watched in awe as Melissa has put her life on hold to provide amazing care and s…

Way To Go Kyle!!!

September 29, 2023
It was another great day with the Hockey Heals crew as I returned to ice after my European hiatus. Today was a little more special though as right before I hit the ice I received a super cool text from Kyle Lindholm. Only 7 months ago Kyle had a very scary seizure that resulted in emergency brain surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumor. The surgery ended his season at Florida Gulf Coast Uni…

Anything is Possible with Hockey Heals

September 26, 2023
Back in the USA means back to making hockey memories! A huge thanks to Super Joe for donating his personal suite so I could host the Hockey Heals crew for the Avs/Vegas preseason game! Surrounded by so many inspiring folks is always uplifting and instills an “anything is possible” attitude! On special side note, I was given the immense pleasure of choosing four folks to be part of this y…

Smitty and Kat, Fastest Canadians Alive: The Amazing Race

September 21, 2023
One of of cool things about today’s world is you can keep up on everything, even when you’re thousands of miles from home! This week has been awesome for me and Cindy, but even more awesome for one of my beloved Humboldt Broncos! Tyler Smith and Kat Kastner are a truly remarkable couple that I have had the immense pleasure of becoming a small part of their lives over the last four years. From t…


September 20, 2023
Cheers from the Czech Republic! To keep our streak going, Milan had our usual Corona’s iced and ready to go before we switched up to the traditional Czech Pilsner! After quenching our thirst, Zlata wowed us with goulash and dumplings to kick us off on the right foot! It was a spectacular day in Bohemia as we were treated to a personal tour of Ústí nad Labem and the surrounding areas by a …

Thank you Bedsy!

September 10, 2023
Calm before the storm. Nice night out with the coach before we get the party started at tomorrow’s “Tee it Up for Dawg Nation”! As usual, Bedsey provided some super sweet items for our auction including his personal favorite, this celebration pic of him and Joe. This one is printed on glass and the only one that they both signed! Thank you JB!  

Cappy’s Number Gets Retired!

August 21, 2023
Pretty darn lucky to have folks around me that do really nice things “just because”. Stuart Clark leads a great group of guys that goes by the moniker “Make Hockey Great Again” (MHGA). On Friday night, Stuart and his gang surprised me by presenting me with my very own MHGA 8 jersey and then proceeded to retire my number on a team I’ve never played on!! And then today a package arrives from Ma…
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