Cappy’s Corner

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!

Hockey Truly Does Heal

June 6, 2024
Four years ago Dave Carr’s life forever changed as he headed home on a sunny Friday afternoon. Dave was all smiles and looking forward to an evening with Barb, his beautiful bride to be. But that all changed in a blink of an eye when a car crossed into Dave’s lane hitting him head on, leading to an unlikely chain of events that has resulted in one of my most cherished friendships.  Dave…

Quincy – As Tough as They Get 

June 1, 2024
Perhaps the very best part of my life’s journey is being welcomed into the hearts and homes of so many amazing families. One of those is the Rohrbach’s who have been dealt a very difficult hand, but that hasn’t kept them from making the very most of every moment. I met Quincy Rohrbach nearly two years ago, shortly after this little dynamo had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Since then Quinc…

Hockey Heaven! 

May 30, 2024
It was probably the loudest arena I’ve ever been in as we witnessed an epic Oiler comeback highlighted by Matthias Janmark’s short handed goal that absolutely brought the house down!  It was kind of full circle as I met Matthias nearly seven years ago when he played for the Dallas Stars and joined us when I hosted Humboldt Bronco survivors Ryan Straschnitzki and Jacob Wassermann at a De…

Matty D is in the House

May 29, 2024
My work space is a sweet one today as I wait for the rest of the posse to arrive! Pretty nice way to kick off the morning, coffee and great conversation with the Stars Matty D. We chatted about life, helping others and I thanked him for always making the time for others. It’s a huge day for MD and he still made it a priority to spend time with yours truly. Now that’s a good friend.

World’s Greatest Pie!

May 27, 2024
What a special surprise!! Angie and Tom Petersen stopped by our place on Sunday night with one of the most thoughtful gifts we’ve ever received. Despite facing daunting challenges every day, Angie continues to put others first while wowing us all in the classroom. Angie is in the midst of a rigorous 16 month nursing program at Metro State University and Tom wakes up every day facing cance…

Hangin’ with the Motew’s!

May 25, 2024
A great afternoon hanging out with Mike and Benji Motew. Benji backstopped the Humboldt Broncos within a whisker of SJHL finals and is gearing up for an encore performance this coming season. The Illinois native has signed a letter of intent to play at the Air Force Academy and expects to be part of the 2025-26 Falcon squad! Can’t wait to catch Benji “standing on his head” at the Cadet Field…

Losing my Virginity

May 24, 2024
It was quite a night as 24 ladies took my virginity! After the deed was done, I thanked them all and said, “I’ll always remember my first!” For the first time in my life, I refereed a hockey game! It was already going to be a special night, but what made it even more memorable was the purpose. This wasn’t just your everyday game as Nadine Penn and an amazing group of women hosted a skate at …

Miracles on Ice!

May 23, 2024
There are so many amazing souls that make up our weekly Hockey Heals skates, but definitely hard to beat these two miracles. Little Porter Johnson is a leukemia survivor that wows us all every week and Van Stone suffered a severe TBI in 2018 and really shouldn’t be with us anymore, let alone skating each week! This amazing duo puts a smile on my face every time I see them and together, they mak…

Duchene with the OT Game Winner

May 18, 2024
Last night was an absolute heartbreaker for all of us Avs fans, but I really couldn’t be happier for Matt Duchene. I’ve known Matt for over ten years and time and time again he’s shown kindness and compassion when it’s needed most. I often share stories of families in need with #95 and without hesitation, he sends texts, videos and even makes phone calls to folks he doesn’t even know. I love…

Beer and Hockey

May 14, 2024
A day of beer and hockey! That’s a combo that is normally hard to beat! However, a brutal performance by the depleted home team made last night one to be forgotten! The afternoon got off to a great start with a private tour of “AC Golden Brewing Company” hosted by the company president and ending in Pete Coors’ private bar! Then off to Ball Arena where the pregame included running into three DN…

Jose To the Rescue!

May 13, 2024
For the second time this postseason, I passed on Avs playoff tix, but this time was a no brainer in my eyes! In 2022, Michael Freeman and I were trying to put on a pond tourney in Summit County and due to excessive snow and brutal ice conditions the likelihood of pulling this one off was very bleak. But that’s when Jose Canche (Martinson Services) and his amazing crew stepped up. What I didn’t …

The Next Generation

May 9, 2024
A huge congrats to one of my all-time favorite hockey players! Matheas Hejda, who shares my familiar number 8, was the fifth overall pick in the WHL draft yesterday! It’ll likely be a couple of years before the youngest Hejda takes the ice for the Edmonton Oil Kings, but his future is certainly bright! Matheas is a terrific kid that is positive proof that hard work pays off! Jan and Tereza have…
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