We are devoted to country, service, community, love of the great game of hockey, and the sense of pride we get from donning the jerseys, lighting the lamp, and making big saves in the tradition of our predecessors in the U.S. Revenue Cutter, Lighthouse, and Lifesaving services. We travel all over the country to represent our organization in various military, first responder, and charity affiliated ice, ball, and roller hockey tournaments. We liaise with local professional, amateur, and public service teams and nonprofit associations to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that mean something to our military and local communities. In the end, we go back to carrying out the work of the world’s premier maritime service with the bruises, stitches, and memories earned in the heat of battle. We live by the Coast Guard Hockey core values of “Community, Sportsmanship, and Tradition”.
The Coast Guard traces its hockey roots back to the onset of World War II. It was at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland that the "Cutters" were formed. A mix of amateurs and NHL all-stars, the Cutters won three championships, including two of what would become USA Hockey Nation Championships, in their two seasons of competition, with seven players going on to the Hockey Hall of Fame and/or U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Coast Guard Hockey Organization is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support members of the Coast Guard, past and present,their families, and the communities in which they serve through the sport of hockey. Since 2015, Coast Guard Hockey has put sticks in the hands of over 600 members of the Coast Guard family. Most importantly, we have helped raise over $1,000,000 for numerous national and local charities through the events it has coordinated and participated in.
'You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take'- Wayne Gretzky"