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

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"The Stick Exchange" Gear Drive

September 20 - 21, 2014

The 3rd annual Stick Exchange Gear Drive is going on from 2 - 5pm during the 17th Annual Fall Classic Hockey Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut.

Adirondack Marathon - In Memory of Richard Curadi

September 28, 2014

Seth Appert, head men’s hockey coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be running in the Adirondack Marathon in memory of Richard Curadi. Donate $26.20 or more and receive a commemorative coin.

Jack's Equipment Drive

September 1 - 30, 2014

Jack plays youth hockey for the Westchester Vipers ice hockey organization in Elmsford, New York and he is having an equipment drive at the Westchester Skating Academy.

2014 Twin Cities Marathon Runners for DTBL

October 5, 2014

Josh Petzel is once again leading Team DTBL in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Last year DTBL raised over $20,000 to help military kids play hockey. Donate in honor of your favorite runner.

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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.

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Photos from the Camo Classic Golf Event

June 30, 2014

Check out all of the great photos from the Camo Classic Golf Event at The Meadows at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

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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