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Former NHL star Sakic sinks $1M ace

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STATELINE, Nev. (AP)

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AVALANCHE ACE

Joe Sakic worked magic with his hockey stick. Watch what he can do with a golf club.

Former NHL All-Star Joe Sakic made a $1 million hole-in-one Sunday at the par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

Sakic pockets half the check with the other $500,000 going to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, courtesy of an insurance policy purchased by the tourney's Kansas City-based sponsor.

The former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup winner says he had never come close to making a hole-in-one before and can't think of a better place to get his first.

He used an 8-iron on the 162-yard waterfront hole where dozens of yachts and boats anchor during the annual three-day tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

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