Our History and Our Team
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks.
Michigan Warriors Hockey Program emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2014, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support for our veterans.
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Healthy twist: These hockey players dig yoga
Tim Smith, Hometownlife.com July 30, 2018
Fund for wounded soldiers helps vet who helps others
Karen Smith, O & E Media March 20, 2015
First responders compete in hockey game to support disabled vets
April 10, 2015 | Armed Forces, Articles, Uniformed Services News
Meet the Team
Founder and President
Josh Krajewski (U.S. Army, 2005-09)
Army veteran Josh Krajewski founded the Michigan Warriors in 2013, driven by his own desire to live life like he did before deployment after being injured. Krajewski, an Army specialist with five years of active duty service, was deployed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After suffering a back injury, Krajewski’s physical therapist suggested he get into some form of physical activity to help with the rehabilitation process. Growing up a fan of the sport but never having actually played it, Krajewski decided to pick up the game of hockey and instantly fell in love.
“It helped me physically right off the bat,” he said. “Then I got the idea that there’s tons and tons of other disabled veterans in the state that might not have the opportunity to get off the couch and do it on their own. So I thought to myself ‘why is there no program for disabled veteran hockey? There should be one.’”