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Solar Bears fan reacts to $100,000 shot: 'What just happened?'

Solar Bears fan reacts to $100,000 shot: 'What just happened?'

As the shot of his life began to lose momentum, Nick Giovanelli envisioned the $100,000 he did not have yet slipping away.

"[The puck] made it about three-quarters of the way, and it looked like it was starting to slow down, and I am like, 'Aw, man, did I not hit it hard enough?''' Giovanelli said. "Then it went in.''


Giovanelli, an Orlando Solar Bears season-ticket holder from St. Cloud, was chosen at random to take a shot at a financial windfall during the ECHL team's regular-season home finale Thursday night against the Florida Everblades at Amway Center. The attempt came during the first intermission.

The margin for error was small. A puck is...