When the Orlando Solar Bears decided to establish an intermission contest that challenged fans to shoot a puck through a tiny opening from 115 feet away, they probably didn’t imagine that the very first contestant would nail the shot.
But that’s exactly what happened during a game this week, and the fan went home $100,000 richer because of it. (Before taxes, anyway.)
On the first ever game the Solar Bears ran the contest, Nick Giovanelli of St. Cloud delivered a perfect shot from the opposite blue line. The odds of that happening are absolutely insane, especially considering how small the opening is on the net. How the hell does someone manage to drill that shot on the very first try?
Call it luck or call it coming up huge in a clutch moment, this guy’s bank account is still flush.