U.S. Military Recruit Wins Mercedes With Wonderful Shot At AHL Sport

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Nate Vila is bringing dwelling a bit of one thing for the vacations after pulling off some on-ice magic Friday night time in Springfield, Mass.

Vila was chosen from the gang throughout the second intermission of the Springfield Thunderbirds’ AHL sport for an opportunity to win a model new Mercedez-Benz SUV.

All he needed to do was shoot a puck by way of a slender slot and into the online from past the far blue line — one thing that makes a half-court shot seem like a layup.

However there have been no airballs, extensive photographs or different blunders on this Shoot to Win contest. Vila’s try discovered the again of the online and despatched the followers of the Florida Panthers affiliate right into a frenzy.

“I’m 22 and reside with my mother and grandma,” Vila mentioned after claiming his prize, in accordance with Masslive.com. “I’m becoming a member of the Military in just a few weeks and might be reporting to Fort Benning, Ga., for a minimum of a four-year enlistment. Just about that has been my foremost focus … till tonight!”

Vila’s new experience might not be capable to discover a dwelling at his military base, however he can now look ahead to seeing extra than simply his household upon his return.

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