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12 year old from Shevlin wins a 65" Smart HDTV at BSU Men's Hockey Game

Tucker Coombs first contest winner at a BSU game since 2015

 

February 6, 2020

(Bemidji, MN) (February 5, 2020) – For the first time since 2015, there was a winner of the Paul Bunyan Communications Hockey Hot Shots Promotion during a Bemidji State University men's home hockey game!

Tucker Coombs of Shevlin made his shot at center ice during a period intermission at the Beavers game Saturday, February 1 against Bowling Green to win a 65" Smart HDTV. Tucker is 12 and a 5th grader at Bagley Elementary.

"I was excited when they called my name to play but was pretty nervous once I got out to center ice. I decided I was going to try to take it easy and not shoot the puck too hard. I felt pretty good once I shot the puck and it went right down the middle and in. I couldn't believe it!" said Coombs.

"We've been sponsoring the contest for a long time dating back to games at the John Glas Fieldhouse and it seems like winners come in bunches. It's been over four years since someone won at a BSU game but there were two winners within a month back in 2015 and three in one weekend in 2011. It is a lot of fun to see someone make that shot. You only get one chance, you're in front of a crowd, and you are shooting for a small opening from center ice. It's not easy but Tucker sure made it look that way! "said Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

You can see video of Tucker making the shot on YouTube https://youtu.be/7mjHWwP-jSE and the view from the stands https://youtu.be/CLUdKNw2iQA

The Paul Bunyan Communications Hockey Hot Shots contest is held during an intermission at select Bemidji State University Men's Hockey home games. Three contestants are selected at random to participate each night. All contestants receive a coupon for a free PBTV On Demand movie rental, any contestant hitting the board receives a Paul Bunyan Communications Box of Northland Tackle, and a contestant who puts the puck in the net through the middle of the Hockey Hot Shots board wins up to a 70" Smart HDTV.

Paul Bunyan Communications has the region's largest and fastest all fiber optic network with over 5,500 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone, digital and high definition television services, digital voice services, Residential and Business IT services, and is also the home of northern Minnesota's certified Apple Service Center.

 

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