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Giving Back to Service Members: Blattner’s Minnesota Warriors Hockey Showcase Celebrates Veterans

This game’s goals are not all about getting the pucks in the net. The wins on this ice are more about the teams than the trophies.     

The fourth annual Blattner Minnesota Warriors Hockey Showcase raised $46,115 for the Minnesota Warriors Hockey Program through sponsorships and donations at the doubleheader event. That brings the all-time contribution total generated for the Warriors by the Showcase to $145,688.  

The Minnesota Warriors’ mission is to provide a therapeutic, recreational and educational opportunity for wounded, injured or otherwise disabled veterans. The annual Showcase highlights their hockey program, fosters camaraderie among our local U.S. military veterans and is an inspiring display of resilience and unity through sport. The Showcase proceeds provide the Warriors’ players with more opportunities for traveling to tournaments, paying for ice time for practices and generally covering the cost of playing the game. 


Created and coordinated by Blattner Company, this year’s doubleheader was played on Saturday, February 17, at Bernick’s Arena at the Scheels Athletic Complex in Sartell, Minnesota.   

Twenty-four local businesses stepped up with monetary or in-kind donations for this year’s event. Also part of the fundraising efforts were raffle ticket and event activity sales, attendee donations and Blattner Company contributions. 


In game one, a team sponsored by Marco Technologies took on the Minnesota Warriors Camo Team. The Warriors scored a victory with a 6-5 score in that game. 


Following a celebratory intermission program, the Blattner hockey team faced off with the Minnesota Warriors Red Team. Blattner came out ahead in that game 6-2. 



Each year, the Showcase sets the bar for leading fundraising efforts for the Central Minnesota Warriors team, based out of St. Cloud Minnesota. There are also Metro MN and Northern MN teams.  


Blattner would like to thank everyone who attended, volunteered, donated or supported the 2024 Minnesota Warriors Showcase.


We would like to especially thank: 

John DeCausmeaker, professional hockey National Anthem singer and U.S. Navy submarine veteran, for singing the national anthem for the event.  



Minnesota Special Hockey for running the penalty boxes and clock.  

Sartell Fire and Police Departments for welcoming the Warrior teams and showcasing emergency response vehicles at the event.

Our sponsors: Marco Technologies, Climate Air, Inc., RDO Equipment, Central MN Exterior Specialists/ABC Seamless, Performance Film, W. Gohman Construction, Miller Auto/Gilleland Chevrolet, Blue Cord Painting, St. Rosa Lumber, Inc., DLR Group, Granite City Real Estate, McDowall Company, St. Cloud Youth Hockey, Virnig Painting, Zenzen and Ketelsen, INH Properties, Freeport Electric, West Central Sanitation, Scheels Athletic Complex/Bernick’s Arena, St. Cloud Orthopedics, Promotional Resources and Coil’s Flags. 

Watch the game replay here: 

If you’d like to learn more about the Minnesota Warriors organization and are considering donating, please visit