Horgan places Canucks-Kraken bet with Washington governor

Oct 23 2021, 7:50 pm

BC Premier John Horgan challenged Washington governor Jay Inslee to a friendly wager ahead of tonight’s Seattle Kraken home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.

Horgan tweeted out his bet, offering up some BC sockeye salmon if the Canucks lose.

Inslee accepted the wager, but didn’t clarify exactly what he’d be sending back the other way should the Kraken fall to the Canucks.

Many noticed that Horgan’s jersey looked like it might’ve been a knock-off jersey, judging by the wrinkled “VANCOUVER” letters on the front.

Puck drop for tonight’s game is set for 7 pm PT. The Canucks enter the matchup 2-2-1, while the Kraken have won just one of their first five games as a franchise, going 1-3-1.

Cross-border political bets are nothing new to the sport of hockey.

Last season, American president Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau placed a bet on the Stanley Cup Final between Tampa Bay and Montreal. There were just a few issues with the bet itself: it happened midway through Game 1, for starters, and they never clarified any actual details of the bet.

With Montreal losing 4-1 in the series,  Trudeau’s staff ended up sending Biden some smoked meat sandwiches.

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