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!

Jonny O Jon Orelt reatakes the ice

December 25, 2022
Blessed to receive lots and lots of Christmas wishes today, but this one takes the cake!! Jon “Jonny O” Orelt was paralyzed in the fall of 2020 and faced an uncertain future. Today Jonny celebrated life and Christmas by enjoying a game of pond hockey with old friends, something that seemed impossible just two years ago. This one filled my heart and showed us all that anything is possible…

Welcome Baby Kip to the DAWG Family

December 23, 2022
Today’s hockey post is all about a future hockey star! I had the pleasure of meeting Kip Klaren today, a baby boy with an amazing future ahead. Kip was born on December 18th and is the newest addition to the family of Kaylin and Kyle Klaren. Everyone is doing terrific and looking great! On the “no coincidences” front, Kaylin shared with me that she lost her beloved grandmother on December 18th …

A Hockey Heals Christmas

December 22, 2022
I kept this week’s hockey theme going today with another memorable “Hockey Heals” skate followed by a group breakfast at the Golden Diner. Smiles and laughs were in abundance and we even had a couple of new faces with Craig Graham bringing his two grandsons along to show them the power of love, patience and acceptance. Our skates have allowed us to witness many inspiring stories, but Van Stone’…


December 22, 2022
Little bit of a stretch on my daily post on a week of hockey since these pics are a couple days old, but worth the wait. Tough to beat talking hockey with two of the brightest minds in the game! And getting. another “eights are wild” pic, this time taken by Super Joe himself, isn’t too shabby either! But hands down the best part of both pics is spending a memorable night with BGR8 (Ethan Glynn)…

New Pond New Friends

December 20, 2022
Kicked off today in my happy place! Pond hockey in the Colorado Foothills at 8,000 feet! It was my first time out this winter so naturally I chose to have Sean ”Gags” Gagnon join me! Making it even better was this was my first time ever skating at John Dolan’s magical rink nestled in an incredible setting that would be best described as hockey heaven. The ice was nearly perfect and …

The Avalanche Welcome the Glynn Family

December 20, 2022
Ethan Glynn’s is a tremendous young man that’s life forever changed on 9/2/22. A routine football tackle in his first ever HS game resulted in a broken neck leaving him unable to move his arms and legs. After three months at Craig Hospital and many scary moments along the way, Ethan and his family are adjusting to the new normal. Tonight I had the immense pleasure of treating a special kid to a…

Eights are Wild!

December 17, 2022
My “Jannie” time is much more limited these days as my friend now resides in the the “land of 10,000 lakes”. So when he’s in the 303 we take full advantage! Today we did just that as we headed to Craig Hospital to meet with a very key member of the number 8 club! Ethan Glynn‘s life forever changed on September 2nd when a tackle in his first ever HS football game resulted in a broken neck. Like …

The Colorado Springs Thunder Show Their Support

December 16, 2022
No rest for the weary as we were at it again tonight, this time in Colorado Springs as the big hearted C.J. Yoder and his Colorado Springs Thunder hosted us for their annual Christmas Giving game. We were treated to a VIP experience that was capped with an amazing donation as Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation was chosen as this year’s charity of choice! I was shoulder to shoulder with three DN reci…

Sharing Stories with New Friends

December 16, 2022
It was another special night as Jan and I were guests in the ConvergeOne suite for the Avs/Sabres tilt. The night included many highlights including visits from two very special guests, Quincy and Cooper. I know I am truly blessed to be a part of so many impactful moments, something I cherish deeply. Howexer, my absolute favorite part of this journey is to be afforded the opportunity to …

The Most Interesting Man in the World

December 14, 2022
If you know me, then you likely know the amazing Cooper “Coop” Tippett! Coop wakes up everyday with the reality of MPS (Morquio Syndrome), a rare genetic disorder that affects his bones, organs, spine and physical abilities. Despite those challenges, Coop lives a very active life showing us all what “living life to it’s fullest” looks like. Check out this week by Coop: Monday – Coop rece…

Go Tigers !!!

December 10, 2022
Quite a night at Robson Arena as I headed down south with my pal, and Tiger legend, Peter Sejna to catch the CC/Omaha game. We were spoiled with by Saunders Construction with the suite life, and CC’s Scott Lowenberg made sure we were lookin’ good in our new CC polos! Another CC legend, Rick Greene, surprised Peter with the actual jersey he wore during the 2002-03 season when he won the Hobey …

Colorado Gives Day Video

December 9, 2022
It’s been quite a week and I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that have contributed and supported Dawg Nation. We are now over an eye popping $70,000 in Colorado Gives Day donations and they are still coming in! We are beyond blessed to have so many amazing souls in our lives, including the always generous Brandon Lied. Brandon steps up over and over to produce amazing videos fo…
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