Photo from the Michigan Warriors' Facebook page

Michigan Warriors surprised with Stanley Cup, $10K check and upcoming NHL playoff commercial from Discover

By @MichaelCaples –

It’s been a wild few days for the Michigan Warriors, and certainly an experience they will never, ever forget.

The team of disabled-veterans-turned-hockey-players were contacted by what they thought was a film crew from Los Angeles to do a story on the program. Said film crew would shop the story around to get it published somewhere.

Turns out, the film crew was actually working with Discover to create a commercial that will air during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even better than that? Phil Pritchard – the “Keeper of the Cup” – and Kris Draper showed up with the Stanley Cup to surprise the players.

Oh yeah, and there was a $10,000 check from Discover for the Warriors, too.

Warriors founder Josh Krajewski told MiHockey that the team was shocked. Obviously.

Stay tuned for the commerical – the MiHockey team will certainly be looking for it.

Some photos from the Warriors’ social-media accounts:


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