Remember going to the fair when you were young and trying to impress your date by winning one of the virtually impossible carnival games? I have seen guys spend $20 at these shacks in an attempt to win an oversized stuffed animal that the date won't know what to do with.
Well the hockey giveways they have are even more impossible than those. Like that one where people shoot the puck from one blue line to the opposite goal and slide the puck through a hole about the exact same size as the puck. It's impossible, I tell ya. I don't even think NHL players could do it.
Wait, it did happen? OK, well it must have been by a guy who plays, right?
In one of the more unbelievable fan games you will ever see, 59-year-old Brenda Hewlett, who never even had done so much as hold a hockey stick in her life, actually made the impossible possible. In the process, she also proved to me that contests like this are, indeed, possible to win. I always questioned whether that hole was even big enough for a puck. Anyway, watch and enjoy.
Her prize other than being the coolest lady in hockey for a week? A brand new Ford F-150.
I really enjoy the fact that the intermission game actually has the team play-by-play describing the action, and being left in utter shock. "She did it! She did it! Unbelievable! Unbelievable! We all thought she wouldn't make it to the blue line!"
Shortly after making the shot, players from the Akwesasne Warriors make their way onto the ice simply to congratulate Hewlett. They all seemed as shocked as anybody.
Here is a little more scene setting from the video description on YouTube from the representative of the auto dealer.
Hi folks this is Scott Coupal General Manager here at Frenchie's Ford Inc. I gotta tell you I've seen some cool things in my life, but friday night took the grand prize, Mrs. Brenda Hewlett 59 years old won a chance to be one of 5 people to shoot the puck to win a brand new 2011 Ford F150 4x4, Brenda had been in t...he dealership on friday morning to get some service work done to her old truck, & had said "god I wish I could afford a new truck mine is falling apart" Joe Jock my service manager said "here fill out this ballot & win one" both started laughing.
It's a one in a Gazzilion shot from 114 feet away, the opening is almost the exact size of a regulation size hockey puck. Mrs. Hewlett has never even held a hockey stick in her entire life let alone ever shot a puck. The finalists were all on the ice after I drove the new truck onto the ice, I had friends in the back of the truck throwing frisbee's into the crowd. After a lap around the arena, I gathered the contestants at the far blue line, I yelled out ladies first , Mrs. Hewlett said "Oh god I don't wanna be first I'm going to look foolish" She put a helmet on grabbed the stick I walked up next to her & said "Let It Go & Believe"
Funny thing, it turned into something none of us can believe.