Vegas Golden Knights honour deceased super fan with incredible gesture

Matt Garland
September 15, 2023  (10:09)

A feel good story to brighten up your day. Super fan Michael Bronowitz was in attendance on June 10th, 2021, when the Golden Knights finished off the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 in game 6 to send Vegas to the Western Conference Final for the third time in four years.

Bronowitz was in attendance with his wife Connie, and posted on his social media that he was celebrating his 51st birthday at his 1st NHL game.
Bronowitz grew up a New York Rangers fan and promised he'd bleed blue forever. Those alliances changed when Michael moved to Las Vegas in 2011. The first Golden Knights jersey he owned was #24 Oscar Lindberg, the expansion draft pick from the Rangers, because he wanted to represent both teams.
Vegas' inaugural season had Bronowitz hooked on the Golden Knights. He could often be seen in Section 18 of T-Mobile Arena, chatting with anyone who wanted to talk hockey especially Golden Knights news.
Three days after he watched his favorite team advance, Bronowitz tested positive for COVID-19 and sadly passed away a few days later.
Michael knew his time was coming to an end, so he expressed one of his last wishes to his wife Connie.
«If anything should happen to me, and the Golden Knights win the Cup, you have to bring it to my grave.»

President of the Golden Knights' Kerry Bubolz was able to fulfill this request for Michael two years later. Sacrificing his precious time with the cup, brining it to Bunker Memorial Gardens Cemetary in the northern part of Las Vegas.
On September 8th, as part of his day with the Cup that included a trip to UMC Hospital and the Henderson Police Department, Bubolz personally delivered the Cup to Michael's grave.
The Golden Knights' iconic John Wick Mode entry music blared from a speaker as Bubolz carried the Cup through the cemetery. He set it down at the head of Michael's grave and a photo of Michael in his favorite Golden Knights hat was placed inside the bowl of the Cup.
Bobolz went to another super fan's grave that day as well. He visited Kenny Lee who passed in a car crash in November 2022.
What a beautiful gesture by Bubolz. This is what sports is all about, the unbreakable bond formed between a team and their fans.
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