Jessica Dempster

November 21, 2023
Now on the road to recovery, Jessica and her family were hit hard with medical costs and missed work. Reliance on oxygen has limited Jessica’s mobility and increased the need for a portable oxygen concentrator, something that is simply not in the budget……until now!! On Saturday, October 14th, Dawg Nation teamed with Hockey Unlimited to provide Jessica with a surprise check for $6,000. A tearful…

Marty McKnight

October 9, 2023
Yesterday was a day of celebrating a special life. Marty “Mustang” McKnight has been a familiar face in Colorado hockey scene for decades. Hundreds gathered at the Ice Centre at Promenade to honor a great man. Marty was a player, a coach, a teammate, a captain, a leader and a friend. There were hugs, there were tears, there were cheers, there were toasts, but mostly there was love for a man t…

Ethan Stadler

September 30, 2023
The hockey community has been hit hard lately with tragedy after tragedy. But at the same time we continue to witness unprecedented generosity as friends and teammates step up time and time again. Tommy Stadler is still struggling to regaiin his footing after losing his 20 year old son, Ethan, just five weeks ago. Although Tommy’s life will never be the same, he takes comfort in knowing he’s …

Tony Huss

September 26, 2023
The Loons are a terrific group of guys with deep roots that began on the outdoor ice of Evergreen Lake. One the original Loons is Tony Huss, a quiet man with a huge heart. Tony is in a difficult battle with cancer and last night his hockey family did their best to to lift up their friend. Organized by Loons leader Jeff Davis, the Loons hosted a benefit skate for their beloved teammate. The lo…

Drew Moon

July 5, 2023
The Yampa Valley was alive this weekend as the DAWG Nation team headed up to Steamboat where we partnered with Vladan Chase to host an intense one day hockey tournament. Just shybof 100 players showed dedication to the mission, and helped DAWG along with Never Far from Home raise 15k to assist a recent car crash survivor, Drew Moon and his family. Drew is a beloved local hockey coach, community…

Katrina “Trina” Gardner-Miklasiewicz

June 14, 2023
Katrina “Trina” Gardner-Miklasiewicz is originally from Washington state and has lived in Colorado for many years.  Several years ago, she met her Life Partner Chris Schutz, a long time hockey player currently with the Lowdown at the Promenade Ice Rink in Westminster.  Trina, who operates her own cannabis company, was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer in April this year. She has two teenage…

Trevor Flint

June 11, 2023
New Mexico: Moose Cup Invitational  Helping organize a brand new tourney/fundraiser is a challenge, but doing it 450 miles away throws in a few more monkey wrenches. Big thanks to an incredible crew led by Greg Bronson, the event was organized, on time, professional, and wildly successful! In the end the Flint family, who lost their husband/father in April to a sudden heart attack, are pic…

Ryan Patsky

June 8, 2023
Loyal, brave, humorous, witty, sarcastic, kind, and compassionate; Ryan had a dynamic personality that touched countless lives. Stemming from his wicked sense of humor and laid-back outlook on life, Ryan was the first to laugh at himself. In 2005 at age 17, Ryan joined the U.S. Army where he served his country for four years including two full tours in Afghanistan. After his service ended, he s…

Kaleb Kurtz

June 6, 2023
Earlier this year, another chance crossing of paths introduced DAWG Nation to the Kurtz family.  Kaleb’s brother Collin reached out to DAWG via Facebook message to ask the community for thoughts and prayers for his older as he awaited not his first, but his second heart transplant.    Kaleb was born in 1994 in Grand Junction and diagnosed as a newborn with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a li…

Kyle Lindholm

May 3, 2023
Kyle Lindholm A. PAYPAL Click the button to contribute directly through Paypal.   B. ZELLE Enroll and access Zelle® Enter: [email protected] Enter the amount and *note the donation recipient so we know how to direct your donation. C. MAIL CHECK TO: DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation PO Box 182 Indian Hills, CO 80454   …

Dan Darling

April 25, 2023
Dan Darling fought a courageous battle with stage 4 bladder cancer that started about a year ago. Dan was playing hockey and took a fall into the boards. He left the game and thought he needed a few days to let his hip heal. He saw a doctor and they decided to let the injury heal itself. After a month or so of lingering pain in his hip he returned to the doctor and an MRI was ordered. The sca…

Mark Bassler

April 21, 2023
On Friday April 21st the St. Louis Fire on Ice Hockey Club took on the St. Louis DAWG’S to kick off Jonny O’s 3-on-3 Affton Bash weekend. The community came together to help an injured Belleville Fire Fighter who was hurt in the line of duty. Mark Bassler was living out his dream career until tragedy struck. After a staircase collapsed while fighting a fire Mark was left unable to continue his …
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