Minnesota Wild chief operating officer Matt Majka, team legend Wes Walz and mascot Nordy participate in check presentation to finders of the Hiway Gold Pucks

Contest provided clues leading to location of gold pucks worth thousands

ST. PAUL, MN (April 14, 2017) — The finders of the Hiway Gold Pucks were rewarded with their prizes in a ceremony held at Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) in St. Paul on Thursday. Minnesota Wild chief operating officer Matt Majka, team legend Wes Walz and mascot Nordy joined Hiway President Dave Boden in presenting the checks to Steve Worthman, PJ Zwach and Emily Zwach.

The Hiway Hunt for the Gold Puck put treasure hunters on a search for a gold-colored puck worth its weight in gold. Clues leading to the location of the puck were posted on Hiway’s website, Facebook page and Twitter. The contest made its debut in 2016.

The Hiway Gold Puck was found Saturday, February 25 in Woodbury’s Carver Lake Park by Steve and Jeannie Worthman of St. Paul, MN. The married couple found the puck, hidden in a free-trade coffee bag, after just one clue. Steve Worthman located the puck for the second year in a row.

The Worthmans received $6,330 for finding the puck, courtesy of Hiway. That’s the cash equivalent* of a 5.5 oz. official National Hockey League puck in gold.

Due to the short duration of the initial search, a second gold puck was hidden by Hiway and the contest extended. After all five clues were released, the second puck was located on April 5 in St. Anthony’s Silverwood Park by P.J. Zwach and his sister Emily Zwach, both of St. Paul, MN. PJ and Emily each received $500.

An explanation of all clues are available at

About Hiway Credit Union

Hiway Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves an expanded member base, with over 90,000 members in Minnesota and nationwide, registers $1.7 billion+ in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled service and value “on the road of life” through lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and fewer and lower fees. Hiway also operates four high school branches at Como, Harding, Highland and Johnson High Schools in St. Paul. For more information about Hiway, visit


Kent​ Wipf
Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Public Relations
651.291.1515 ext. 8249 | 800.899.5626

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