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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!


Jen Johnson

August 9, 2017
Family needs help with medical expenses. On July 11th, Jen Johnson and her wife Sarah found out news no parent should hear about their two year old son Porter – that he has ALL leukemia. (Acute lymphoblastic leukemia) They will have to commute to Children’s Hospital in Aurora from Arvada three days a week for treatment for his chemo rounds, which consist of LP with spinal chemo in the mo…
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Adam Rogers

August 9, 2017
Adam suffered a traumatic leg injury. Adam is a local CIHRA hockey referee/official and recently suffered a traumatic leg injury during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. His future of being able to return to sports, let alone hockey is very uncertain. Adams injury has brought many medical bills and hardships. He is married with three children. Giving Back

Eric Egerter

June 5, 2017
Eric and Carter need help with medical expenses. Late last year, my goalie Eric Egerter started having some issues at home with control over his legs, which then developed into some major problems in net. In early January, he played his last game with us. He was barely able to stand up after dropping to cover pucks. I encouraged him to stop playing if he needed to, since we could play wi…

Ziggy, Meghann and Tanner—We are here for you.

May 27, 2017
From the heart of Todd Gehrke: As I sit in my office I struggle to find the words. Sadness confusion helplessness don’t really do it. After writing and rewriting I have realized that there are no words. On the afternoon of Friday May 26th Rylie passed away. As a member of DAWG Nation I have seen so many miracles I am not prepared for this. Our hockey community is made up of so many p…

Rylie Guentensberger

April 30, 2017
Rylie Guentensberger All of us in DAWG Nation, hearts breaking, send out our deepest sympathy to the Guentensberger family as we remember Rylie, who passed away 5/26/2017. This free spirited, energetic soul will be dearly missed by anyone and everyone that she touched in her short life. Unexpectedly and tragically, the Hockey Community experienced another tragedy, April 29th 2017. The …

Honor Bob Lundy

April 12, 2017
Robert “Bob” Lundy It’s been a rough couple of years in the Colorado hockey community, especially for our friends that wear the stripes. This past weekend, CIHRA hockey legend, Robert “Bob” Lundy, was tragically killed in an auto accident in Lafayette, Colorado. Bob was 73. Bob leaves behind a wife and daughter. The family has requested that donations in Bob’s honor can be made directly t…

Meet Nate Burch

February 14, 2017
Nathan Burch is a hero to many in the Colorado hockey community. He’s a hero to the players he coaches: the Midget Minor AA team of 15 and 16 year olds from the Boulder Hockey Club and the Under 12 tournament team. And he’s a hero to the family of Butch Mousseau. Butch was a local and NCAA hockey referee from Erie.  He died in March of last year after a fall on the ice shortly …

McKenna Russen

January 26, 2017
Unexpectedly and tragically, the Hockey Community lost another of it’s members on January 8, 2017. Please take the time to help out this terrific young woman! Dave Russen played for the Old School Crimson team in the Rocky Mountain Hockey League for many years. Dave was home alone when he choked on some food and rushed outside to get help. Sadly, he collapsed outside his home and pas…
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Beaver Cup 2017

January 13, 2017
February 3 – 5, 2017 (Superbowl weekend).Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch FCPHL (Fort Collins Pond Hockey League) puts on an annual pond tournament at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch, which is about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. This will be the 11th year for the tournament. As a 501(c)-3 organization, FCPHL’s mission is to spread the game of Pond Hockey which builds community in F…

Tony Salazar

January 13, 2017
Tony Salazar had a massive heart attack at the age of 18 after playing in his first game at Metro State this Sunday (Jan 8th). Found on Facebook from Mark O’Leary… “Tony has been stabilized at the University of Colorado Hospital for now. One artery was 100% blocked and he has several blood clots around his heart. They have him on blood thinners to hopefully dissolve them. However, i…
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Thank You Colorado Springs Thunder!

December 22, 2016
Charity Jersey Auction Saturday night, members of the Colorado Springs DAWGs were the guests of the Colorado Springs Thunder, of the Professional Inline Hockey Association, for their series versus the Colorado Stallions and their annual charity jersey auction. We were treated to excellent seats in the team’s suite and given the VIP treatment. Prior to the games, we were announced to the fans…
North Dakota Trip 2016

Two DAWGs Travel to North Dakota For the DU-ND Series

November 30, 2016
DAWGs Jon Meredith and Bill Miller with North Dakota Coach Berry By Jon Meredith Bill Miller and I flew up to Devil’s Lake, North Dakota and drove 90 miles to Grand Forks for the Fighting Hawks Vs. the Pioneers recent two game test. Denver did well, tying Friday 1-1 (losing a point in the NCHC standings on an ESPN Plays of the Week goal in the last minute of the 3 on 3 second overtime) an…
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