CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON A FANTASTIC EQUIPMENT DRIVE FOR “BURNZIE’S BATTALION”


From December 19, 2011 – January 2, 2012 a successful equipment collection in San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland, California was done to support Brent Burns “Burnzie’s Battalion” by Sharks Ice and Cathy’s Power Hour. A group of nearly 40 volunteers (including the Jr. Sharks PeeWee A team) went through all the equipment and performed quality control and inventory.  $300 in monetary donations and a corporate donation from Sony PlayStation for $1000 was collected. Also, Cathy Andrade of Cathy’s Power Skating was successful in connecting Graf Canada and DTBL together and there will be a significant donation of new equipment from Graf and a possible future business relationship.

The total number of equipment pieces was well over 800 plus over 250 socks/jerseys. Congratulations California and everyone involved in this fantastic equipment drive!

Photos and equipment numbers of this event can be seen here.

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WANTED: 30 MILITARY KIDS TO SKATE AT SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY ON FEB. 4TH.


Saint Thomas Academy is hosting a military appreciation night on February 4th. As part of the event, they want 30 military kids to come skate with the team after the game. Contact kcerredge@defendingtheblueline.com ……ASAP!

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ARIZONA MILITARY, DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR COYOTES TICKETS


From the Phoenix Coyotes:

To show our support to our military, the Coyotes are offering veterans, active military personnel, their families and friends an exclusive opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the Coyotes game on Saturday, February 18th vs. the Dallas Stars. This exclusive offer allows you to save money and receive priority access to great seats! The Coyotes will also be giving away FREE Alice Cooper Bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans in attendance!

Tickets start off at just $20!

To buy tickets go online:

www.phoenixcoyotes.com/armedforces

Special Offer Code: armedforces

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COMING UP ON SATURDAY…SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY MILITARY APPRECIATION


They are giving free admission to all current military members, veterans  and their immediate families to their game against South St. Paul on Sat., Feb. 4th, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Ice Arena.  See the flyer

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NY ISLANDERS MATT MARTIN REACHES OUT TO MILITARY FAMILIES


Cory Twibell of the Anton Community Newspapers reached out to DTBL recently about an email we received from Melissa T.  Her story about Matt Martin’s kindness was shared in Cory’s news article:

“Mr. Martin was so nice and pleasant to talk to. He signed a ton of autographs for us. As we were walking out to the parking lot, Mr. Martin ran up the stairs and gave my son his game hockey stick. My son and I cried. Aidan has not put the stick down all night. In fact, he held it in his arms all the way home.  If at all possible can you tell Mr. Martin that it was an honor meeting him and that he brightened the life of a little boy who misses his father dearly” – Melissa  T.

Read the entire article here

 

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NEW JERSEY EQUIPMENT DRIVE!


The College of New Jersey along with the Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference is having an equipment drive for DTBL during their playoffs February 17-19, 2012. Drop off new or gently worn hockey gear in the collection box at: Protec Ponds Ice Rink, 15 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ.

See PDF flyer

For questions contact: Chris Mikolajczyk, Director of Hockey Operations, 908-507-3999 or email: or email: coachmiko@embarqmail.com

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CHECK OUT THESE SWEET CHICKS AND ALL THEY ARE DOING FOR DTBL!


The Philadelphia Honor Women’s Ice Hockey Team is sponsoring a 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to support DTBL. On Saturday, March 31, 2012 come on down to Warminster Commuity Park in Warminster, PA…. But first you better check out the details and get registered. You can do that right here, right now…

…And don’t forget to order your 2012 calendar featuring the Philly Honor Women’s team. They are raising money for Defending The Blue Line.
Order your calendar now…

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SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY MILITARY APPRECIATION



Saint Thomas Academy Military Appreciation

Saturday, February 4, 2012

As the metro area’s only military school, we would like to honor those who serve in our community and their families. Come see the number #2 ranked Cadets take on the South Saint Paul Packers.

They are giving free admission to all current military members, veterans  and their immediate families to their game against South St. Paul on  Sat., Feb. 4th, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Ice Arena.  They have  some  special events planned for the intermissions including a shooting   contest and chuck-a-puck with 1/2 the prize going to the winner the other 1/2 to DTBL.

 

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NEW DTBL WEBSITE WENT LIVE TODAY!


Welcome to the new DTBL web site.  The Spydertrap Online Marketing Team has worked hard to prepare our new site and teach this web manager  how to maintain it. Take a look around, your going to see some new things that have been added. If you have any questions or sugestions for the new site, please contact: Lynette@defendingtheblueline.com

ENJOY!!!

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MINNESOTA HOCKEY DAY GAME INTERVIEW FROM KUWAIT


Minnesota Hockey Day Game Interview from Kuwait.  See the video..

1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.  Soundbites Include PFC. Garrick Delaney – 1/34 BCT HHC, Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN., 1LT. Joshua Talarico – 1/34 BCT 2-135 IN, Hometown: Proctor, MN., and MAJ. Eric Dinatale – 1/34 BCT 2-135 IN, Hometown: Red Wing, MN. Produced by Spc. Bob Brown.

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