Area hockey fans got a rare treat on Wednesday, July 20, at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, as nearly 1,500 watched over 30 NHL players go head-to-head in the first-ever Stepan/Chorney/Taffe NHL Players Charity Hockey Game….
It has just been announced that Matt Hendricks of The Washington Capitals will be participating in the: 2011 Ice Pack Hockey League Charity Golf Tournament To benefit Defending The Blue Line
Monday, August 22, 2011 – 8 a.m. Shotgun
Needwood Golf Course – Rockville, Maryland
2010 Winter Olympic star and NJ Devil, Zach Parise, has just endorsed Defending The Blue Line. Last week he participated in the NHL Charity Players Game in Cottage Grove, MN to benefit DTBL. Thank you, Zach, for your support.
Three-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship (gold-2008-09, silver-2007) … Three-time member of the U.S. Women’s Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2006-07).
Thank you for your support, Gigi
The 2 eight year old boys from New York, were chosen from the Defending the Blue Line program, created by soldiers to make hockey accessible to military children. Boogaard donated four tickets to every Rangers home game last season to military families. He dubbed the group “Boogaard’s Boogaardians.”
The final score was 11-7, but no one cared too much.
Over 1500 hockey fans flooded Cottage Grove Ice Arena to see over 30 NHL players go head-to-head in the first-ever Stepan/Chorney/Taffe NHL Players Charity Hockey Game on Wednesday, July 20.
Hastings’ natives Jeff Taffe, Derek Stepan and Taylor Chorney, each playing in the NHL or with an NHL farm team, spearheaded the event in hope of giving back to their community and the sport they love.
Read more at HastingsStarGazette.com
Parise says his future doesn’t hinge on Devils Coach By Mark Everson
Though Zach Parise is looking forward to playing for the Devils’ new coach, he says the hiring of Pete DeBoer won’t affect whether he signs long-term this summer………………”Nobody wants to [go to arbitration],” said Parise, who is home in Minnesota spreading the word of “Defending the Blue Line,” a program that helps teach and equip for hockey children of deployed armed forces personnel. “We don’t want to. Hopefully we’ll be able to avoid it.”
Photos are up and on DTBL Facebook page from NHL Charity Hockey Game. on July 20, 2011 in Cottage Grove, MN. Shane Hudella, President/Founder of Defending The Blue Line, is shown in the photo above. Nice job as goalie, Shane, but hope someone out there took a photo with your “best side” showing.