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

DTBL Highlights and Events

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Dallas Stars Alumni Charity Game and Jersey Auction

The Dallas Stars Alumni presented the 2nd Annual Community Chest Charity Game to benefit Defending The Blue Line® on March 15, 2015. Bid on the game worn jerseys.

Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament

March 27 - 29, 2015

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

"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.

iMyne - Earn Cash Back

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.

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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.

Granite City Lumberjacks Military Appreciation Night.

February 13 - 14, 2015

The Granite City Lumberjacks held a raffle during their Military Appreciation Night. $15,000 was raised for DTBL and the military kids it supports. The Lumberjacks are part of the North American 3 Hockey League. The team plays out of Sauk Rapids (St. Cloud), Minnesota.

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.

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.

Rink Rat 19 Hockey School

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

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.

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 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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