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.
Hey @GovInslee – how about a wager?
Willing to bet some fresh BC sockeye salmon on it? pic.twitter.com/ysSTWe3ZAt
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) October 23, 2021
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.
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) October 23, 2021
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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