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

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Dallas Stars Military Appreciation Night

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dallas Stars Military Night is coming up on Tuesday, November 4th. Order your tickets and use promo code: HEROES

Anaheim Ducks Military Appreciation Night

November 9, 2014

Anaheim Ducks Military Appreciation Night will take place on November 9, 2014. Watch for details.

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.

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2014 Twin Cities Marathon Runners for DTBL

October 5, 2014

Thank you to Josh Petzel and Team DTBL who all ran in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. They raised over $11,000 to help military kids play hockey.

Adirondack Marathon - In Memory of Richard Curadi

September 28, 2014

Thank you to Seth Appert, head men’s hockey coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, for running in the Adirondack Marathon in memory of Richard Curadi. An outstanding amount of donations were received to help the military kids play hockey.

"The Stick Exchange" Gear Drive

September 20 - 21, 2014

Donate to help the Stick Exchange get the gear they collected shipped off to the military kids. The gear drive took place in Stamford, Connecticut.

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.

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.

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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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