Coen Family at Check Presentation

Giving Back to Tim Coen

January 15, 2022
The Coen Family Takes the Stage As the players, sponsors and locals of Silverthorne came together on Saturday, January 15th for the Party at the Pavilion, Tim Coen was surprised to learn that he was being honored as one of the recipients of the tournament. Tim was joined on stage by his wife Jamilee and one of their sons, as well as a squad of extended family. They were overwhelmed by g…
Nathan Abelein Check Presentation

Giving Back to Nathan Abelein

January 15, 2022
A Special Moment on the Ice In the midst of Saturday’s action, the DAWG Nation Winter Classic came to stop to recognize Nathan Abelein and his wife Merrelyn. The PUPS and Pros came to stop and the little PUPS took a knee in the front row to see the GIVING BACK up close. The pros from the Avs Alumni filled in behind them, including John-Michael Liles, Kyle Quincey, Aaron MacKenzie, and Yan …
Fees Check Presentation

Giving Back to the Family of Rob Fees

January 15, 2022
A Team Rallies Behind their Fallen Captain The Colorado Springs DAWGS, known as the COS DAWGS on the schedule, are a staple at every pond hockey tournament and DAWG Bowl. They had to rally the troops as their founder, captain, and leader, Rob Fees, was killed in motorcycle accident in early November. The team rallied to the ice with custom camo jerseys for their fallen captain, all with…
Stinehour Check Presentation

Giving Back to Craig Stinehour

December 18, 2021
A Rally Around Stiney The DAWG Nation faithful and supporters of Craig Stinehour and Christina Montoya gathered at Bender’s Bar and Grill to rally around these two valued members of the hockey community. Craig was joined by nominator Dan Hohenstein and other CIHRA members, including Gary Pedigo Jr, Jamie Alary,and CIHRA member and DAWG Nation board member Craig Blumengold. Absolutely A…
Christina Montoya Check Presentation

Giving Back to Christina Montoya

December 18, 2021
A Double Check Presentation Christina and the Landsharks had a late game on December 18, so why not rally to the DAWG Nation a check presentation at Bender’s for Craig Stinehour. What Christina didn’t know was that it was also an opportunity to surprise Christina with her own check presentation. With Craig Stinehour’s CIHRA crew and the Landsharks present, we presented Christina with a che…

Chad Bomerschein

December 14, 2021
St. Louis: A special night for DAWG Nation as we had an inaugural check presentation from our St. Louis Chapter to a hockey dad and player Chad Bomerschein. Chad is recovering from a TBI and the St. Louis boys met his deductible head on with a check! A LOVE OF HOCKEY THROUGH THE BLUES Chad Bomerschein didn’t not grow up playing hockey, but found a love for hockey watching the St. Loui…

Giving Back to the Woudstra Twins

December 13, 2021
Our Smallest DAWGS Our logo has never seemed bigger than on the onesies of the Woudstra Twins. We were honored to pay the new parents, Nate and Elle, a home visit to deliver the real check. We were happy to meet the twins for the first time, Wytze and Felix. So great to see both boys healthy and growing towards the hockey expectations set for them. Nate told us the story of trying to ge…
Kevin Miller Check Presentation

Giving Back to Kevin Miller

December 10, 2021
A Sneaking Suspicion We often try to surprise our recipients, but when Kevin heard that DAWG Nation was partnered with Dakota Ridge Hockey’s Military Night and he was invited, well… the old coach had his suspicions. Kevin was honored to speak to the D-Ridge boys in the locker room. He shared an important message with the boys. No matter what happened during your day, they were here now r…
McLean Check Presentation

Giving Back to Mike McLean

December 7, 2021
Making New Connections As Mike McLean made his way down to the Campus Lounge, he thought he was going to be a part of a post show panel on Heart Health Awareness after the David Carle Podcast. As the show wrapped up with our own Marty “Cappy” Richardson as a guest of the coach, all eyes turned to Mike McLean. Mike was surrounded by fellow hockey players with differing heart issues that w…

Giving Back to Patrick Donnelly

December 2, 2021
We continue to be inspired by recipients like Patrick Donnelly, who is patiently waiting for a new heart. In the meantime his family and friends along with DAWG Nation surprised him with a check on December 2, 2021 to help him continue his journey. We are all inspired by Nigel Richardson (heart transplant) and Andy Gerrie (cancer survivor) as they shared important messages about maintaining hop…
Faus Check Presentation

Giving Back To the Family of Gregg Faus

November 26, 2021
A Sudden and Tragic Loss Gregg Faus passed away suddenly on November 11, 2021. DAWG Nation was honored to be a part of the many hands helping the Faus family through this journey of grief while at the same time celebrating an incredible human being. We at DAWG Nation offer our deepest condolences to the Faus family, Littleton Hockey and his teammates across the area. Coming Together in …
Tom Braun with Family

Giving Back in Memory of Tom Braun

November 9, 2021
In Lieu of Flowers The family of Tom Braun has honored us by asking that in lieu of flowers, donations were made to DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation so that DAWG Nation can pay it forward in honor of Tom. As you can see from his obituary below, Tom had “hockey in his blood” and also believed in Giving Back. Our condolences to the Braun family. Thank you for thinking of us Carol in this difficu…
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