Budweiser filmed a beer commercial for Super Bowl XLVI— which was only aired in Canada— starring the unsung members of two recreational hockey teams whose late-night game was crashed by flash mob-style scene.
The two Port Credit, Ontario amateur hockey teams were told that the cameras surrounding their empty ice rink were only being used to film a documentary about recreational league hockey and the unsuspecting players should just go about their usual game.
About eight minutes into the game— with only a single man sitting in the stands— 550 extras, including announcers, mascots, and hot women with painted bellies— stormed the rink carrying banners and cheering for the stunned players.
While the surprised members of the Generals and Amigos looked on from the ice, "fans" filled the tiny arena in an attempt giving the weekend warriors a taste of what it's like to be a pro and actually play in front of a crowd.
After taking in all of the action and attention, both teams continued play in what looks like an exciting match-up.
There were hard hits and even a scuffle before the Generals finally beat the Amigos 4-3 in overtime.
As confetti poured down on the ice and players were interviewed by "reporters," you could see the joy in the faces of every one of these men who find time in their lives just to play the sport they love.
For one time, all of the late-nights, rink rental fees, injuries and personal sacrifices seemed far away.
Although, maybe a few NHL dreams were rekindled that night.