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It’s ok to not be ok.

On April 6, 2018, Canadians across the country were heartbroken to hear of the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash, which took the lives of 16 members of the Junior A hockey team and injured 13 others. Tyler Smith… Read More

Donate to Hoagie

Dan, or “Hoagie”, as he’s known throughout the hockey community, was our first referee to receive a grant from Dawg Nation. Hoagie was a Postal Carrier away from the ice during his accident when he was hit by… Read More

Donate to Pete Thompson

A crippling disease… Pete Thompson was diagnosed late last year with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and the progress of the disease has been extremely rapid. Less than a year ago he was playing in hockey tournaments and now… Read More

Donate to Dennis Borland

A terrible accident… Dennis Borland is a “my glass is full” kind of guy and hockey is what he drinks from that glass. At the age of 30, Dennis began playing hockey as a goalie. Dennis played on… Read More

Donate to Tony Huss

He’s the Cap. Tony Huss is the leader of the Tuesday night hockey gang known as The Loons. It’s a traditional gathering of hockey boys and beer, packed with a variety of talent and characters, generally stocked by… Read More

Dawg Bowl IX Recap

Dawg Bowl IX is in the books… Dawg Bowl IX is in the books and the event exceeded even our wildest expectations! Hugs, smiles, laughter, and tears were in abundance throughout the weekend. We once again created memories… Read More

Giving Back to Todd Smith

Fighting hard… Todd Smith was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in December 2018. He’s in the advanced stages of cancer but is fighting hard. Todd is the sole custodial father of two beautiful, ambitious and strong daughters Tatianna (age 20)… Read More

Giving Back to Derek Cahill

Injured on the ice… Derek is an avid hockey player, playing for the Frisky Squirrels at the Edge as well as other area teams. The hockey community means the world to Derek. He learned how to skate and… Read More

Giving Back to Rob Holdaway

Quite a night… Quite a night at the Ice Ranch as we enjoyed being part of the annual NAIOP Winter Classic charity event. Dawg Nation’s Cappy, Todd Gehrke and Jan Hejda all laced em’ up, but the highlight… Read More