MN Boy's Amazing $50K Hockey Shot in JeopardyAn 11-year-old Owatonna, MN, boy made an incredible hockey shot worth $50,000 but there is a catch to the story that could cost him his money.
By: WDAZ Staff Report,
An 11-year-old Owatonna, MN, boy made an incredible hockey shot worth $50,000 but there is a catch to the story that could cost him his money.
Nate Smith stepped on the ice to attempt a nearly impossible shot: a chance to score a goal through a hole barely larger than a puck.
It was an 89 foot shot and it went in.
But the name on the ticket drawn was actually Nick Smith, Nate's identical brother. But Nick was outside, so Nathan took the shot.
Their parents revealed the truth to officials.
Now the prize money is at the fate of the insurance carrier.
"The crowd was going nuts and we were all going crazy,
and everybody when I came and sat back down, everybody was crowding me, giving me high fives," Nate said.
"We thought honesty was the best policy and we wanted to set a good example for our kids," dad Pat Smith said.
"I mean I hope they get it, cause the kid made the shot, but I see the loophole for the insurance company, so who knows," game organizer Vance Vinar Jr. said.
If they get the money, the Smiths plan to donate some to their school, the hockey association and put the rest away for college.