From the desk of the DAWGfather

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!


Zlata Leading the Charge!

April 28, 2020
Here’s a quick update in the “big heart” department. About a month ago, Zlata Hejduk shared that she and her company, Loro Lino, would be making and donating masks for those who need it most. Zlata reached out to DAWG Nation for volunteers and the generosity started rolling in! Heidi Trubacz. Judy Vennard and Gretchen Ehlers were just two of the many volunteers that have helped Zlata and Loro L…

Gallinari Joins the Pack!

April 26, 2020
DAWG Nation has a lot of assets, but height isn’t one of them……until now! Please welcome Federico Gallinari into the pack! We are thrilled to share that Federico will be our summer intern, assisting in all aspects of our organization. Currently a student athlete at Rochester University, Federico is majoring in accounting and sports management, making him a perfect fit for our organization. …

Dr. Durbahn Leads the Pack

April 26, 2020
A big shout out to Dr. Becca Durbahn! Becca has been a mainstay with DAWG Nation for many years, setting a wonderful example both on and off the ice. This little dynamo has dedicated her life to others, advocating for children that have nowhere else to turn. Becca’s selflessness has never been more evident as she has turned her attention to assisting and being a beacon of hope to youth that may…

Coach Bob Feels the Love

April 22, 2020
Hello to all DAWG Nation. We all know times are certainly difficult right now, and that’s why days like today are so very important. Bob Schoepflin has dedicated his entire life to his community and to the game he loves most, hockey. As a player and coach, Bob has been an integral part of the Colorado hockey landscape for nearly 50 years!! Recently diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, thi…

Sully is Home

April 16, 2020
After two long (and scary) weeks in the ICU, Michael Sullivan retunred home on April 8th!! The Freeman’s joined Cappy to welcome the DAWG legend home! A custom sign by Ella Freeman and a cold Guinness (thank you Smalls) were the icing on the cake for the social distancing celebration! Sully will still be quarantined for 14 days, living in a trailer in the driveway of the family home, …

Bedsey Supports DAWG Nation!

April 16, 2020
We are in precarious times right now as families, small businesses, nonprofits and many others are struggling to find their respective footing. We at DAWG Nation still feel very good about our future but at the same time know that 2020 will have challenges that none of us have faced before. We know we’ll be fine because of the unwavering support provided by so many of you. One of those incredib…

Skylight Specialists Recognizes an Unsung Hero!

April 16, 2020
Shea Leopoldus Eickelman Hello DAWG Nation, this is a shout out to all the folks on the front line and also one of our big hearted supporters. Like all of us, Skylight Specialists, Inc. is feeling the emotional and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doing Their Part And despite that, this incredible company is donating a VELUX sun tunnel each week to someone that bravely stand…

You Never Forget the Ice

January 22, 2020
One of the things I miss the most. One of the things I miss the most is ice skating. I’m going to do my best to explain why… Walking into the rink or up to the pond was always a different feeling. You knew that soon you would be set loose onto a frozen surface just waiting to make your mark. While tying my skates, I could feel more and more anticipation grow in my heart, with every swo…
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Winter Classic 2020 huge success

January 14, 2020
Many hands make light work. The seemingly endless hours put in by so many made the DAWG Nation Winter Classic Presented by DREP an incredible success! This Is what DAWG Nation is all about as volunteers, players, fans, family members and tons of others rolled up their collective sleeves to create a truly magical weekend. Our mission is to aid families in times of need, and that’s exactly …
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It’s ok to not be ok.

November 23, 2019
On April 6, 2018, Canadians across the country were heartbroken to hear of the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash, which took the lives of 16 members of the Junior A hockey team and injured 13 others. Tyler Smith was among the survivors. He suffered eight different injuries, went through two surgeries and spent 13 days in hospital. But for Tyler, the physical injuries will never com…

DAWG Bowl IX Recap

October 17, 2019
DAWG Bowl IX is in the books… DAWG Bowl IX is in the books and the event exceeded even our wildest expectations! Hugs, smiles, laughter, and tears were in abundance throughout the weekend. We once again created memories that will truly last a lifetime and helped changed lives through the incredible generosity of so many! None of this would be possible without an incredible list of …

2018-19 Colorado Avalanche Charity Challenge

March 6, 2019
Help DAWG Nation in the 2018-19 Colorado Avalanche Charity Challenge! A portion of every Charity Challenge ticket sold will be donated back to DAWG Nation. Charity Challenge Ticket Pricing Upper Level – $25 per seat Lower Level – $70 per seat Club Level – $110 per seat To purchase tickets: Prices subject to change at any time $10 per lower + club level seat will be donate…
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