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Minn. boy makes $50K hockey shot, but will it pay?

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Nate Smith, 11, holds his stick up in jubilation after sinking a trick shot during a charity hockey game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Faribault, Minn. Nate Smith, 11, holds his stick up in jubilation after sinking a trick shot during a charity hockey game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Faribault, Minn.

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Minnesota boy has made an astounding hockey shot — sending a puck into a tiny hole 89 feet away.

The shot at a charity game should be worth $50,000, but there's one problem: Nate Smith was standing in for his identical twin, Nick.

Nick Smith says he was outside when his ticket was drawn to make the shot Thursday at the charity game in Faribault (FAIR'-boh). So, his brother stepped in.

Nate Smith says he was "stunned" when the puck went in.

Their father told organizers Nate, not Nick, made the shot. Pat Smith says honesty is the best policy.

The general manager of the company that insured the raffle says processing claims takes about three weeks and he can't make a decision on payment until he's done.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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