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

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MN Armed Forces Hockey Tournament

September 17-19, 2015

The MN Armed Forces Hockey Tournament will be held in Blaine, Minnesota. Represent your military branch and raise money for Defending The Blue Line®. Register now!

Wander North Distillery "Community Spirits"

August 27, 2015

Join Defending The Blue Line® at the Wander North Distillery in Minneapolis, Minnesota for their "Community Spirits" event. $1 from each cocktail sold will go to DTBL.

Pure Hockey RG Series Camo Gear

Special offer for a limited time!

Easton RG Series is an exclusive line of camo hockey gear and equipment made for Pure Hockey. This awesome camo gear is on sale now for a limited time only. Shop now and Pure Hockey will donate 10% to Defending The Blue Line®. Read the story about the RG Series Camo Hockey Gear.

Vote Daily for MSG Scott Wade

DTBL has nominated MSG Wade Scott for the Rare Life Award, presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership, Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. V

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Help DTBL win a 30 second commercial during the Big Game

QuickBooks® Small Business Big Game contest: Click here to vote daily to help DTBL win a February 7, 2016 Big Game (football) commercial courtesy of QuickBooks®.

NAPHC Raises $85,000 for DTBL

The North American Pond Hockey Championships were held on January 23 - 25, 2015 at Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Thank you to the NAPHC for raising $85,000 for DTBL to help military kids with their dreams of playing hockey.

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.

Defending The Base Line

Defending The Base Line is the new program that DTBL has started to bring baseball benefits to military kids. You can visit the new website now. Watch for equipment and grant applications that will be coming soon.

Rink Rat 19 Hockey School

Hockey Star, Gigi Marvin has once again offered slots for DTBL military kids to attend her hockey camp.

Cathys Power Skating

Cathy Andrade of Cathy's Power Hour has offered slots to DTBL military kids for her April 2013. Get your application in now before the slots are gone.

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 is donating 1 free slot per hockey camp to DTBL military kids. Slots for these camps are located throughout the nation. Hurry and get your submission form in now before they fill up!

Free Hockey Camp Slots

2015 Season

Hockey Camps are now available for 2015. There are several free slots all over the nation so check out the camp page to find one near you.

Sniper Hockey Training Offers Free Sessions

Sniper Hockey Training is offering ALL families involved in "Defending the Blue Line®" a free training session or sessions. They work with players of all ages including moms and dads. They are located in Maple Plain, MN and will be having an open house at their newest facility in Long Lake on May 31 - June1, 2014

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The NHLPA Goals & Dreams Foundation has donated over $300,000 in equipment and financial support to DTBL. Combined with all other equipment donors, DTBL has been able to outfit over 1500 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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