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NHL® Stick Tap for Service, Presented by Navy Federal Credit Union

Meet Our Stick Tap for Service Champion!

Brian B.!

Brian B. truly embodies what it means to provide mentorship, service and sacrifice to his community and his country. Meet Brian B. and watch the moment he learned about winning a trip for 2 to a Stanley Cup® Final game and a charitable donation!

Thank you Brian and all of our winners!


Grand Prize: Brian B. (bio)
First Runner Up: Ryan K. (bio)
Second Runners Up: John R. (bio) and Matthew R. (bio)

Challenge Overview

We received many great nominations for our Stick Tap for Service champion. Check back next season for another chance to win.


Why Stick Tap?

Fans know that a tap of hockey sticks between players, on the ice or against the boards is a sign of approval or applause. It's also our way to acknowledge the incredible contributions of our Stick Tap for Service Champions.

Prizes to Honor the Stick Tap Champions

  • Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to a Stanley Cup® Final game and a $30,000 donation to charity
  • First Runner Up: $10,000 donation to charity
  • Second Runner Up: $5,000 donation to charity
  • Additional Second Runner Up: $5,000 donation to charity


Looking for another way to offer a stick tap to military members?

Mission: Military Thanks

This May, Navy Federal is proud to launch Mission: Military Thanks to celebrate our military community. Join us and tweet, post or caption your thanks using #MissionMilitaryThanks.



NHL announces official military appreciation partner

VIENNA, Va. - Navy Federal Credit Union and the National Hockey League (NHL®) have entered into a multi-year U.S. partnership to recognize and support veterans, active duty service members and their families at NHL tentpole events, in broadcast and across the NHL's digital platforms.

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