Aboriginal Man Wins Big In Hockey Shootout Contest

Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 16:06



A member of the Mistawasis First Nation shot his way to a $1 million payday last night.


Prince Albert resident Darwin Head fired 15 pucks into an empty net from the far blueline to win $1 million in TSN’s second annual Million Dollar Shootout.


The contest was held during the first intermission of an NHL game at GM Place in Vancouver.


Head was given 24 seconds in which to score on 15 of 20 shots.


Head made no mistake, rifling the final puck into the goal with 1.5 seconds to spare.


He says he is thrilled, and plans to use part of the money to pay off the mortgage on his house and finance his children’s education.


In addition to $1 million windfall — which is being paid out in one lump sum — Head and close friends Lance Badger and Randy Bout each picked up Chevrolet Malibu Hybrids.


The trio easily reached the 15 goals needed from centre ice to secure vehicles for each shooter and a random fan at the game.


Head’s name was chosen at random from more than 8.5 million contest entrants.


(courtesy of The Canadian Press)