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

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Holiday Donation

This Holiday Season make a dream come true for a military child by making a special donation to Defending The Blue Line®. Your donation will go towards hockey equipment, association fees, and NHL game tickets for a military child.

2015 North American Pond Hockey Championships

January 23 - 25, 2015

The North American Pond Hockey Championship will be held will be held on Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. DTBL will once again be the charitable beneficiary of this event with 100% of the profits going to help military kids with their dreams of playing 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!

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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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.

Shop Amazon, Amazon Gives Back

When you shop at Amazon, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to Defending The Blue Line® or any charitable organization that you choose.

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.

Supported by


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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