October 1, 2023

No cash for Minn. boy who made ‘miracle’ shot

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MINNEAPOLS (AP) — It was an amazing hockey shot, with the puck sliding into a tiny hole from center ice for a $50,000 prize. But a penalty was called on the Minnesota boy who made the shot during a charity event because his twin brother should have been wielding the stick.

The company that insured the event said that due to “contractual breaches and legal implications” it was unable to pay the claim.

With one shot, 11-year-old Nate Smith hit the puck through a hole cut into a board from 89 feet away but it was Nate’s identical twin, Nick, whose raffle ticket won the chance to take the shot at a hole just slightly larger than the puck.

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