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59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:58 am
Edited on: December 23, 2011 11:10 am
 

By Brian Stubits

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?

Try again.

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.

H/t to Jalopnik

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Category: NHL
Comments

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:07 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

I believe in anything. Anything is possible. What a joy to watch the almost impossible. Should be a show on TV about the impossible things people can do. It will make you believe just like this lady. Never even holding a hockey stick? AWESOME!



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:45 pm
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

people go to see the nhl to see gore, mayham and blood. this woman provided some entertainment for somebody.



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 11:04 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

Judging by the size of the hole, that Ford dealer really didn't want to give a truck away.

The new Miracle on Ice, easily the greatest sports moment of all time. 
Actually, they probably LOVED doing it.  Great advertising, and they almost certainly have an insurance policy that essentially pays for the prize if it is won.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:46 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

She shoots..... SHE SCORES!!!!
God bless her, and Merry Christmas....



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 8:41 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

the crowd didn't even seem to give a crap

Remember, this is a minor league hockey game.  Not many people there.  Sweet slap shot Brenda!!!  She even adjusted the puck with the blade right before launching that thing.  She's a natural.



Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 7:48 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

Yes, but can she parallel park that thing?



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:28 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

Hate to be a dick and am sure I'll get some shit for this, but where was the excitement from anyone? Like it seems staged, the crowd didn't even seem to give a crap, but if I'd made that shot I'd have been OVER-RE-ACTING, nothing less 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:05 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

You could let the best player in the NHL take 20 shots in a row trying to make that shot and I'd bet a lot of money he doesn't get one into that little hole.  Wow.  What a shot. 



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:10 am
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

I probably will get ripped for this, but there has to be some divine intervention there. Had never shot a puck much less ever held a hockey stick, yet the puck just glided beautifully the whole way down, straight as an arrow, no bouncing, etc. 

Congrats to Mrs. Hewitt in any case, fantastic story that sure beats the hell out of listening to millionaire crybabies and owners whine about their lives.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Hewitt, and may God bless.     
;



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:47 pm
 

59-year-old makes impossible shot to win truck

That is such a fitting video for the Christmas season - good for her.


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