Minnesota boy who made 'miracle' shot won't get $50,000

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Sep 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

FAIRBAULT, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota boy who made an incredible hockey shot during a charity event won't collect the $50,000 prize because his twin brother should have taken the shot. 

The company that insured the event, Odds On Promotions, said Wednesday it would instead donate $20,000 to youth hockey in Minnesota in the boys' names.


Eleven-year-old Nate Smith hit the puck through a tiny hole 89 feet away during a charity hockey game in Faribault on Aug. 11. But it was Nate's identical twin, Nick, whose raffle ticket won the chance to take the shot.


The boys' father, Pat Smith, says Nick was outside and told his brother to try.


Smith told organizers the next day about the swap. Smith said Wednesday the boys are disappointed but excited youth hockey will benefit.

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