Edge Ice Arena
July/29 – August/2 2020
This year’s Dawg Bowl may look a little different but that won’t preclude us from doing what we do best, GIVE BACK! With a record 48 teams participating this year we anticipate some incredible hockey followed up by incredible giving as we once again focus on those in need. The 2020 edition of the Dawg Bowl means a bit more to us as we celebrate ten years of changing lives. Tons of NHL players, “off the charts” auction, BBQ, contests, smiles, fist bumps and of course a few tears! Please join us as we witness amazing generosity at every turn and lift up those in need while celebrating the game we all love!
All games are open to the public and free of charge.
It is the utmost desire of Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation to provide not only a memorable experience, but also a safe and secure environment. With that in mind, we have several protocols and procedures in place that align with Governor Polis’ “Safer-at-Home” orders for personal recreation. In conjunction with The Edge Ice Arena and the Foothills Park and Recreation District, we will be utilizing the latest guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to help ensure a successful & safe tournament for all.
Unfortunately at this time, No Spectators including family members are allowed in the facility – only players, DNHF volunteers, Edge staff and media. We are working on a plan to broadcast games so your family and friends can enjoy all the action from home or even outside the Edge.
Play Hard, Play Fair, Give Back and… Stay Safe
All games are open to the public and free of charge. Game Schedule
Mainline West Top Dawgs
Many past and present NHL players will once again be participating in the tourney’s top division. Milan Hejduk, long time DAWG supporter and board member, will get to play in his first DAWG Bowl. Typically, Milan and his family would be visiting family back in the Czech Republic, but Hedgie (Colorado Sports Hall of Fame) will be wearing the Top Dawgs jersey. He will be flanked by fellow former AVS like Jan Hejda, John-Michael Liles, John Mitchell, Kyle Quincey, Brett Clark, and Kenny Klee.
This year’s Top Dawgs have some impressive NHL stats: 6,519 games, 875 goals, 1,585 assists, and 2,460 points. The Top Dawgs have never won the DAWG Bowl, losing the last two years in the finals. With this line up, they are the pre-tournament favorites.
Troy Terry and the TAG (The Ahbe Group) Team have been training and are primed for an upset. Of course, Denver Concrete, two time defending champion, will be quietly waiting. There is no shortage of top talent across the platinum division.
Our top team, the “Mainline West Top Dawgs” play their first game at 7:10 pm on Friday.
Sled Hockey Exhibitions
Once again we will be hosting a sled hockey exhibition at the annual Dawg Bowl. However this year these tremendous athletes with a “can do” attitude will be taking the ice three times over the course of the weekend! We’ll be hosting a B level, an A level and even a kid’s sled game this year!
There will also be a few tricks up our sleeves as some of the NHL’ers will trade in their skates for a sled and will likely be humbled to the core by amazing athletes!
- Sled Hockey Exhibition – B Level – Friday, July 31st – West Rink – 8:15 pm
- Sled Hockey Exhibition – Kids – Saturday, August 1st – East Rink – 3:25 pm
- Sled Hockey Exhibition – A Level – Saturday, August 1st – East Rink – 6:05 pm
Our Survivor Game is currently postponed. We wanted to ensure that our Survivors, many that are immune compromised, stay safe. We will be working on a new date for this event. This game is made up of hockey players who have suffered traumatic injury or illness and have come together to share not only a love of the game but also support one another and share their own experiences. Their stories are ones of struggle, courage and support. We will be working to honor our survivor group in a unique way during the tournament.
Survivor Game — Saturday 8/1 – 3:00 pm – East Rink— Don’t Miss It!
Last year’s Dawg Bowl Survivor Game was played in honor of the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team playing in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Our Survivor Game is the highlight of the entire tournament and is made up of hockey players who have suffered traumatic injury or illness and have come together to share not only a love of the game but also support one another and share their own experiences. Their stories are ones of struggle, courage and support.
This year, we offer our unwavering support to all of those that have served our country and honor all that have sacrificed so much to allow us our freedom. As a tribute to our unsung heroes the Survivors will be wearing military themed jerseys this year.
The game is set for Saturday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm. We are incredibly proud to share the “Bronze Star with Valor” recipient, Jason Shepperly, who will be dropping the ceremonial first puck in what is sure to be a very emotional moment.
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES — SUNDAY AUGUST 2
- Silver Championship East Sun 12:45 PM
- Copper B Championship West Sun 1:40 PM
- Platinum Championship East Sun 2:05 PM
- Copper A Championship West Sun 3:00 PM
- Bronze B Championship East Sun 3:25 PM
- Women’s Championship West Sun 4:20 PM
- Bronze A Championship East Sun 4:45 PM
Giving Back – SATURDAY, August 1:
Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation exists to aid those in the hockey community that can use a helping hand. Dawg Nation will be presenting several check presentations throughout the weekend to recipients and their families in need. We will be practicing social distancing during check presentations. Times and locations to be announced.
Be sure to be on hand to witness the essence of our organization as check presentations will be made throughout the event. You’ll see firsthand why one of our motto’s is “we make tough guys cry”.
- 1st check presentation Friday TBD
- Saturday 3:00 pm – East Rink.
- Saturday 3:30 pm – East Rink.
- Saturday 7:30 pm – Outside Stage.
All food and beverage will be served outside. The Edge is setting up their bar outside and we will have Moe’s BBQ again this year on Saturday! We are working on other food truck options for key times throughout the weekend.
Our outdoor venue capacity is 175 and we will be working with the Edge to create a safe and sanitized area for you to enjoy your post game beers and bbq.
Due to COVID-19, this year there will be no bands and no Kid Zone.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21—
Welcome Dinner presented by Del Taco: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
SATURDAY, June 22—
BBQ hosted by Moe’s Original Bar B Que: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The snack bar will be serving breakfast burritos along with other food, 8:00 am to close. The Penalty Box (Edge Bar) will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Kid Zone! SATURDAY, August 1 —
As always we have a bouncy house for the kids and other activities.
Live Music! SATURDAY, August 1 –
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ??
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ??
Off The Chart Auction
Friday kicks off our “Off the Chart Auction”. As usual we will have items for everyone. Sports memorabilia is high on the list of items available, and we always remember the ladies with spa services, plus feature great family items like adventure packs and gift certificates.
The auction begins on Wednesday July 15 at 12 noon and runs through Saturday August 1 at 6 pm.
Silent Auction final pick up: SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winning bidders will need to pick up their items by Sunday noon at the arena. No shipping of items, local residents only.
You won’t want to miss out on some great items and bargains.
DAWG Bowl always features our “Off the Chart Auction”. This year the auction will be virtual. As usual we will have items for everyone.
Unbelievable auction consisting of dozens of signed memorabilia, incredible experiences—including a Milan Hejduk and Jan Hejda Private Hockey clinic, vacation packages, golf outings, salon services, a Velux Sun Tunnel, gift cards, and much, much more.