Read this great article about the North Dakota Guardsmen supporting military youth through a local hockey tournament.
Maj. Darrin Janisch of the Minnesota National Guard hopes to lead team USA to victory in the Armed Forces game against Canada during 2015 Hockey Day Minnesota.
An ESPN NHL interview with Wade Scott who was shot between seven and nine times on a hostage rescue mission.
California National Guard Awards Commendation Medals to Brent Burns and Shane Hudella - November 1, 2014
California National Guard’s Brig. Gen. Sylvia Crockett awarded National Hockey League star Brent Burns along with his family and nonprofit Defending the Blue Line® founder, Shane Hudella and his wife with the California Commendation medals. Read the entire article.
DTBL purchases a new hockey sled today for a special military kid who doesn't skate traditionally.
Airman 1st Class Joshua Hanson, 386th Expeditionary Communication Squadron, developed a proposal to construct a near arena-size hockey rink at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Watch the video.
Martha Hughes of The Bulls Sheet interviews DTBL founder and president, Shane Hudella.
The military story of SFC Wade Scott and also of DTBL's move to a new warehouse.
Steve Bell, DTBL Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area representative is recognized.
Josh Wagner is just 22 and he thought he beat his cancer once only to have it show up again in his lungs months later. A little financial help came when his parent won the Minnesota Wild raffle which was sponsored by Defending The Blue Line®.
The NHLPA.com and several pro players recognize Defending The Blue Line® and how it helps military families with hockey.
Captain Matthew Lunn of DTBL is the program manager from the Tampa area. This is a story about his mission on getting DTBL known in Florida.
In April of 2013 Defending The Blue Line® started a petition to help Cleland Ice Rink at Ft. Bragg stay open for the summer so that the military kids could continue with their love of hockey. Along with the Fort Bragg leadership and the help of the Carolina Hurricanes, it is going to stay open.
Defending the Blue Line® helps kids of servicemen stay connected to the greatest sport on Earth. An article from TheFourthPeriod.com
Shane Hudella, the Hastings man who founded Defending the Blue Line®, stands in front of Air Force Two, which he flew on to Afghanistan in December.
Matt Hendricks, a member of the National Hockey League who plays for the Washington Capitals, said he "met a lot of tremendous men and women" during this year's USO holiday tour sponsored by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.
DTBL president, Shane Hudella joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on the Holiday USO Tour. Also joining them were singer Kellie Pickler, Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stamme, Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, and comedian and host of the CBS show "Excused" Iliza Shlesinger
The Minnesota Adjutant General held a town hall meeting at the Hastings MN National Guard Armory. At the meeting, DTBL representatives Chris Blauert and Rick Erredge presented information to the General and his staff about DTBL.
Hastings-based non-profit that raises money and helps military families keep their kids on the ice when dad, or mom, is serving overseas.
The special visit was developed through the Ducks’ support of Defending the Blue Line.
Hockey players with the San Diego Jr. Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks and Shane Hudella were afforded the opportunity to tour.
Veterans United Home Loans featured DTBL on their Google+ page from June 8-29, 2012.
A story about DTBL's president and founder, Shane Hudella and the organization he started to help military kids play hockey.
A Hastings nonprofit is getting national attention for providing gear and funds to help the kids of military families play hockey.
Shane Hudella, Minnesota National Guard master sergeant, was chaperoning a hockey camp for military kids in Spooner, Wis., last August when he found out one of his wards was talking on the dormitory phone at 3 a.m.
The NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund was part of a very special night in St. Paul, Minnesota, as they were invited to meet with several military families from the state, who wanted an opportunity to thank Goals & Dreams for an equipment grant they received earlier in the year.
DTBL is helping military families with struggles and obstacles when parents are deployed,