Defending The Blue Line® is helping children of armed service members stick with hockey programs.

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Iowa Wild Military Appreciation Night

January 30, 2015

Join the Iowa Wild hockey team as they honor military families during military appreciation night in Des Moines, Iowa

Rutgers University Men's Hockey

January 31, 2015

The Rutgers hockey team will be hosting a Military Appreciation Night with a hockey gear drive and fundraiser to kick off their new partnership with Defending The Blue Line®.

Granite City Lumberjacks Military Appreciation Night.

February 13 - 14, 2015

The Granite City Lumberjacks support Defending The Blue Line®. The Lumberjacks are part of the North American 3 Hockey League. The team plays out of Sauk Rapids (St. Cloud), Minnesota.

In Memory of JP Parise

The family of JP Parise has asked that memorials in JP's honor be donated to Defending The Blue Line®. DTBL is very honored for these gifts in memory of a great man.

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Minnesota Magicians Jersey Night

February 28, 2015

The Minnesota Magicians will wear special military jerseys. They will be auctioned off following the game, with all proceeds benefiting DTBL. They will also have an equipment drive will from Monday, January 26th - Saturday, February 28th.

"The Home Front" by Terrence Fogarty

"The Home Front" is Terrence's latest painting depicting a soldier returning from war to be greeted by his son. This print is now up for sale with a portion of the sales to go to Defending The Blue Line® and the military kids it helps to play hockey.

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Auctioning 15 Game-worn Jerseys

Several game worn jerseys are being auctioned by the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund to benefit Defending The Blue Line military families. Bidding for the 15 jerseys will run in phases, with three jerseys to coincide with each city/event on the G&D 15th anniversary multi-city tour. Absolute collector items!

iMyne - Earn Cash Back This Holiday

Earn cash back for yourself and for DTBL when you shop online. It’s simple, secure, automatic and there is no additional cost to donors. Join Defending the Blue Line® iMyne community.

DTBL Challenge Coin

The military has a long-standing tradition of carrying coins that symbolize unit identity and brotherhood. Defending The Blue Line® now has it's own Challenge Coin which will be awarded to those who distinguish themselves in support of DTBL. The coins are numbered and will be tracked via our website.

Carroll Goalie School

CGS hockey school covers proper stance, glove positioning, goalie-specific skating, lateral movements, save techniques and establishing good work habits. Goalies will feel confident they have built foundation for continued success.

Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp


This season Pro Ambitions Hockey has partnered with DTBL to offer Military Children who qualify, 20% off on any of their camps. You can see their camps here.

Robby Glantz Power Skating

Robby Glanz Power Skating donates 1 free slot per hockey camp to DTBL military kids each season. Slots for these camps are located throughout the nation.

Cathys Power Skating

Cathy Andrade of Cathy's Power Hour provides free slots for DTBL military kids for her camps.

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The NHLPA Goals and Dreams Foundation has donated over $300,000 in equipment and financial support to DTBL. With their help DTBL has been able to outfit well over 500 military kids with top of the line gear.

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Thank you to the National Pond Hockey Championship 2014 for for raising $55,000 for DTBL and the military kids.

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