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Bet-losing Parksville, Qualicum Beach mayors get their North Saanich hockey jerseys

After losing friendly wager, Ed Mayne sported a Peninsula Panthers jersey on April 20
The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals lost 4-3 in overtime against the Peninsula Panthers in Game 6 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League best-of-seven series final at the Peninsula Recreation Centre on Friday, April 1. (Michael Briones photo)

The mayors of Parksville and Qualicum Beach received several gifts from North Saanich recently.

Geoff Orr, District of North Saanich mayor, sent them a Peninsula Panthers jersey, along with flags of North Saanich and Sidney.

Orr wrote a letter, thanking Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne for initiating a friendly wager that the loser of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League championship between the Oceanside Generals and the Peninsula Panthers would wear the victorious team’s jersey and fly the flags of the winning municipalities.

READ MORE: VIJHL: Generals see title hopes shattered in 4-3 OT loss against Panthers

The Generals were eliminated after a heart-breaking Game 6 loss to the Panthers on April 1.

Mayne sported a Panthers jersey during the April 20 council meeting.

Kevin Forsyth

About the Author: Kevin Forsyth

As a lifelong learner, I enjoy experiencing new cultures and traveled around the world before making Vancouver Island my home.
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