Michael “Sully” Sullivan

November 18, 2022
…. And 400 of your closest friends: On Friday night DAWG Nation showed up in the hundreds to cheer on their pals as the Germans and Czechs competed to see who’s brewing skills would reign supreme.  Milan Hejduk and Jan Hejda draw quite the crowd but, ultimately, the night belonged to Mike Sullivan and Kevin Larson. Family and friends gathered in huge numbers tonight to help these two gre…

In Memory of Rob Hamblin

November 3, 2022
Coach’s Show with Coach Carle: It was great to see everyone again as Rob Hamblin funneled into the outdoor seating area at campus lounge.  Big Thanks to everyone who made the trip through a less than pleasant snow storm in order to celebrate Rob on this week’s edition of the the “Coach’s Show With Dave Carle.”  Family and friends filled the room and grabbed a drink while Marty spoke with…

Logan Lussier

October 25, 2022
It was yet another night of GIVING BACK as we were able to completely surprise the Lussier family at the Berg Haus in Castle Pines. Logan Lussier, a rising star at Castle View High School, suffered a brutal compound fracture earlier this year. The medical bills stacked up as the injury occurred out of state and required a stay of several days in a Boston hospital. Tonight we combined forces wit…

John Lumley

October 5, 2022
CIHRA Leaves no Official Behind: It was quite a night at “Stix Crafthouse” in Arvada as we joined the hockey community on lifted up up three more deserving families! John Lumley, Danny Kirkovich and Lily Palan. John Lumley cheated death last month when his apartment building became engulfed in flames. John had to escape through a second story window and his beloved feline was saved by…

The Diaz Family

September 27, 2022
The Diaz Family appreciates the effort to respect their privacy throughout this difficult time. Casper, Wyoming: A Leader in the Community Today, we learned of a horrifying car accident that has devastated our neighbors to the north this past weekend. On Saturday morning, Mauro Diaz was travelling with his family on US-20 about two hours from home when their car was struck head on by …

Kevin Larson

September 21, 2022
Kevin Larson was born in 1992 and began his hockey journey back in 1997 in the small town of Bemidji, Minnesota playing against some of the best competition in the country.  Growing up with many lakes around, he became an avid fisherman enjoying the warmer months and honed in his skills on the ice during the winter.  After graduating from Bemidji Senior High School he went on to play …

Giving Back to Crissa Doeppke

September 17, 2022
 On Thursday night we were again reminded of how Dawg Nation got its start. Friends and Teammates of Crissa Doeppke gathered at the infamous Benders Bar & Grill for a hang. Behind the scenes, Hilary McNeish had activated the power of the hockey community and began passing the hat back in July. Hilary, alongside friends Lisa, Stephanie, and Shawn  set out to help their friend with expen…

Hilary Tayloe

September 12, 2022
An absolutely gorgeous day at the University of Denver Golf Club, the perfect setting for the 2022 “Tee it Up for Dawg Nation” event.  Although golf was on everyone’s mind, GIVING BACK was the theme of day.  The Tayloe family were the beneficiary of this years tournament, and it was a great success.  With Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar in attendance we were able to collectively lend a helpin…

Justin Waldron

September 12, 2022
AN UNWELCOME DIAGNOSIS RETURNS Justin was recently diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia affecting his spleen. This is the second time in his life to have cancer. The first time was when he was 4. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, “J Wall” overcame leukemia in his childhood and found hockey. He fell in love with the sport and played for Arvada Youth Hockey, De…

Mason Venegoni

August 31, 2022
It was quite a day in Belleville, Illinois as the St Louis Dawgs hosted an amazing Cornhole event and lifted up yet another family! 10 year old Mason Venegoni is young goalie that recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The surgery was a difficult but successful one and this little goaltender is now on the road to recovery! Now the “no coincidences” part! Former St Lou…

Giving Back to Wilder Hagen

July 23, 2022
The Hagen family is one that epitomizes the vision of Dawg Nation. Chris contributes his time in the hockey community, giving back through coaching. They all live their lives to the fullest each and every day. A few years ago, the Hagen’s were blessed with their first child, Wilder. Wilder was born with Cerebral Palsy, and while these fantastic people continue to live their best lives, they…

Giving Back to Mary Yamamoto

July 22, 2022
The Berntsen’s are another incredible family who have made such an impact within their community. Mary has been part of Soda Creek for numerous years, helping guide the Yampa Valley youth through elementary school. Lars and James were both graduates from the Yampa Valley school system. And then there is Scott. Scott lost his battle with Brain Cancer just over a year and a half ago. It was a…
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