The Okanagan mayoral hockey challenge is on.
West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton have made a bet about how their two respective community’s B.C Hockey League teams will do against each other during the upcoming season.
The West Kelowna Warriors and the Penticton Vees will go head-to-head several times over the course of the season and while winning is serious business for the teams, the mayors are calling their bet a friendly wager.
The bet was set to begin Friday night with the Junior A hockey teams’ first regular-season match-up.
Findlater threw out the challenge that the losing team’s mayor wear the winning team’s jersey at the first post-season council meeting. Ashton upped the ante by saying the prize should include dinner.
“I know the Vees won the (national title) last year and we all cheered for them in Saskatchewan,” said Findlater. “However the newly rebranded West Kelowna Warriors are hot, hot, hot this year in pre-season. I know I will enjoy being treated to dinner by Mayor Ashton.”