A Massachusetts man heading into the Army made a clean sweep before Christmas.
Nate Vila, 22, took part in a “Shoot to Win” contest during an intermission at a Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game on Friday -- and won a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC SUV, MassLive.com reported.
The Thunderbirds posted a video on Twitter showing Vila shooting the puck through a small hole -- and into the goal, to massive cheers from the crowd.
“I’m 22 and live with my Mom and Grandma,” Vila told MassLive. “I’m joining the Army in a few weeks and will be reporting to Fort Benning, Georgia for at least a four-year enlistment.
“Pretty much that has been my main focus...until tonight!”
The Springfield Thunderbirds tweeted, “Happy Holidays and thank you for your service!”