‘Impossible’ Hockey Shot Wins Lady New Ford Pickup
And We Have The Video To Prove It
By Dell Hill
think we all need a little “feel good” story today. I think the whole
world has heard about this lady and her incredible ice hockey shot that
won her a new pickup truck, but I’m going to post it anyway, on the off
chance someone hasn’t seen it. Here’s the video, compliments of The Blaze:
And now the description, along with some heartwarming background:
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 4×4, Brenda had been in the 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
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 &
Brenda Hewlett Ready To Perform ‘Christmas Miracle’
the whole arena must have believed & the Christmas angels were upon
her. She pulled back the puck in akward [sic] stance Mrs Hewlett is
only about 5′3 (the stick was way too big) and she let it fly, I myself
& the crowd didn’t even think there was enough steam on the puck to
even make it to the target, after it passed the second blue line .. I
yelled out .. OH ..OH .. the crowd started going absolutely CRAZY .. the
puck then decided to get some wheels, feet, legs whatever you wanna
call it & went straight into the hole with speed I might add.
Needless to say the arena EXPLODED !!
were slamming the glass, people in the lobby were charging out the
doors & beating on the glass in the concession area .. all the
Warrior hockey players rushed the ice from the locker room .. I have
been on crutches for about a week & had one in my arm, when the puck
went in I threw my arms up & screamed so loud with such enthusiasm
the crutch slipped from my hand & launched about 40 feet in the air,
(thank goodness I didn’t hurt anyone LOL) I looked over at Brenda with
tears in both of our eyes from pure joy jumping & screaming, I
looked over at the truck on the ice with my friends Marney Tarbell, Lisa
Ellis, Monica Paige & other women associated with the team who
helped throw the frisbees & T shirts into the crowd.
truck was just bouncing.. It was complete PANDEMONIUM !!! I am so happy
for Mrs. Hewlett & The Akwesane Warriors & my staff for putting
this together. Like I’ve always said Angels are upon us & miracles
do happen. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer hard working woman
than Mrs. Hewlett.
witnessed a Christmas Miracle On Ice last night, a night I will NEVER
forget & will be able to tell this wonderful story to so many.
top the night off the Warriors came back from a deficit in the 3rd
period & won the game. As Jim McKay said at the 1980 Olympic Hockey
game when the U.S. beat the Russian’s .. “DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ??
… YES !!!!”
Bottom Line: As a Vermonter, I’ve played many an hour of ice hockey
and have taken thousands of shots on net. I can testify that it’s quite
easy to miss an entire open net from that distance, say nothing of
missing such a tiny target. As any experienced player will tell you,
you could try that shot a thousand times and not make it once!
A “Christmas Miracle”??
You Gotta’ BELIEVE!