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West Kelowna and Penticton mayors bet on their hockey teams

Mayor Doug Findlater is confident in the ability of the West Kelowna Warriors.

So confident, in fact, he has wagered that his team will outperform the Penticton Vees head-to-head this year.

Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton was happy to bet on his Vees, who are coming off a record-breaking, RBC Cup winning year.

The friendly wager begins tonight with the Junior A hockey teams' first regular-season match-up.

Findlater initially threw out the challenge that the losing team's mayor would have to wear the winning team's jersey at the first post-season council meeting. Ashton upped the ante by including dinner.

"I know the Vees won the country last year and we all cheered for them in Saskatchewan; however, the newly rebranded West Kelowna Warriors are hot, hot, hot this year in pre and early season," said Findlater.

"I know I will enjoy being treated to dinner by Mayor Ashton."

Tonight the Warriors host the Vees at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, with Findlater and MP Dan Albas performing the ceremonial puck drop at 7 p.m.

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