Last night in Faribault, Minnesota, home of Shattuck St. Mary’s school, a celebrity hockey game was held. The game featured a good number of current National Hockey League players including Zach Parise, a Shattuck alum. But Parise and the rest of the stars were upstaged by 11 year old Nick Smith of Owattona. Smith paid $10 for a chance to have his name randomly drawn and to take a shot from 89 feet away. His target was three and half inches wide and the prize was $50,000. Keeping in mind that the puck itself is three inches wide, Nick calmly slid a wrist shot down the ice and through the small opening.
Nick is heading into the 6th grade at Owatonna and plays pee wee hockey there. And is well on his way to a nice career.