Defending The Blue Line® has been able to outfit more than 1,500 military kids with top of the line gear. Families request the gear, sign for it, and when it is outgrown, they return it to be sterilized and re-issued. Who's Eligible?
Equipment is available for children ages 4 and up. Goaltender equipment available for children ages 7 and up. If you need help with sizes, click here for the hockey gear sizing chart.
All equipment is stored at the Hastings, Minnesota office just south of St. Paul. If you live in an area where you can visit the office to pick up equipment, we can make sure that your kids try it on to get a proper fit. If you would like to come to the office, you do not need to fill out the submission form below. Please call to make an appointment at 651-319-0737 or email PattonHudella@defendingtheblueline.org.
Please fill out the form below and click submit. Veterans only: send copy of your DD214 with SSN markered out to PattonHudella@defendingtheblueline.org or by USPS to: Patton Hudella, 15211 Ravenna Trail, Hastings, MN 55033.
All service member applications will be approved and equipment will be shipped out as quickly as our volunteer staff can get it processed. No emails will be sent as to verification of your submission. Please allow 30 days from the date of your submission before sending inquiries as to the status of your order.
Equipment contact: PattonHudella@defendingtheblueline.org
Only 1 category for each child will be accepted: Skater or Goalie!
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We are sorry but we are no longer able to ship hockey sticks with our equipment orders. If you need a stick you can pick one up at our Minnesota location:
Defending The Blue Line®
15211 Ravenna Trail
Hastings, MN 55033