Warrior Hockey Academy


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May 30, 2024
National Sports Center | Blaine, MN

Questions about registration, sponsorship, or involvement, please contact Kristin Hendrickson @ Kristin@HendricksonFoundation.com

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Our united mission is to change lives through the healing power of hockey – empowering our Warriors to THRIVE through mind, body and soul training.

Resilience Keynote Session

All 650 veterans participating in the hockey festival will have the opportunity to attend the Resilience Keynote Session where guest speakers will shine a light on holistic well-being and mental health with our keynote address focused on resilience.

Resilience Keynote Session Guests

Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper is a Former Navy SEAL and founder of the Verge. During his service with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Cooper completed dozens of tours, and alongside his teammates, successfully executed some of the most significant Special Operations missions in the history of the U.S. Military. From September 2009 to September 2011, Cooper served as the Command Master Chief of this storied unit. His distinguished service earned him a number of awards including the Silver Star, for which he credits his teammates, “because it’s from our teammates–and for them–that we draw our measure of courage.”

Riley Cote

Riley Cote played 8 years of professional hockey. His hard style of play eventually took its toll and he decided to retire from playing at the ripe age of 28 and committed to a life dedicated to self-care, mindfulness and personal development. Riley was called to be of service and share the gift of mindfulness and the integration of sacred earth medicines with the world.

Ralph DeQuebec

“Ralph DeQuebec is an American ice sled hockey player who made his Winter Paralympics debut during the 2018 Winter Paralympics; winning gold in the mixed tournament.” DeQuebec returned to the Olympics Beijing in 2022 where he brought home his second gold medal. “DeQuebec served in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician and in explosive ordnance disposal technician. He served during the Iraq War and in Helmand Province, losing both of his legs above the knee and having a partial amputation of his little finger and right thumb from a bomb explosion during the War in Afghanistan”. (source: wikipedia)

Academy Events

The Academy will include on- ice training and off-ice sessions conducted by NHL alumni and members of the military community.


All 650 veterans participating in the hockey festival will have the opportunity to attend the keynote and further their camaraderie with other Warriors.

National Heroes

Warrior Hockey Academy will welcome 33 veterans representing Warrior programs across our nation who will be participating in the Hendrickson Foudation Hockey Festival

Valor Salute

Valor Salute recognizes individuals who exemplify the values of work ethic, kindness, leadership, giving and hope in adversity, and who live and promote each of these values through their lives and within their relationships. During the Resilience Keynote Session, three honorees will be awarded the Valor Salute keepsake and a generous monetary gift.

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Richfield, MN 55423