Dave Wezniak's goal is to get veterans who may be struggling with their mental health back into a team environment.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The game of hockey is helping our local veterans get through some of the worst moments in their lives. The man behind it, a veteran himself, knows what they're going through.
"We're an organization to help veterans transition to civilian life and to prevent suicide because as you know, 22 veterans a day take their own lives," says Dave Wezniak, President and founder of "Icing the 22 Foundation," a hockey club for Jacksonville veterans.
"Our plan is to try and stop that and use ice hockey as an outlet for them."
Wezniak joined a similar organization in Massachusetts. Now, he's bringing that concept to Jacksonville to help our veterans on the First Coast.
"I was battling PTSD myself, I lost a very close friend that I served …