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Provincial MLA's make bet on outcome of Cyclone Taylor Cup

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 2nd, 2014

The Nelson Leafs have some added pressure on the host squad at the upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup after Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall accepted a friendly bet in the Legislature.

Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis has challenged  Mungall to a friendly wager on the outcome as the Victoria Cougars travel to Nelson to compete for B.C. junior B hockey supremacy in the Cyclone Taylor Cup next week.

The Cougars, who won their third-straight Vancouver Island Junior Hockey Championship on Friday night, will compete in the tournament with the Nelson Leafs, the host team.

The other two reps come from the KIJHL and PCJHL.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Kamloops Storm are locked in a best-of-seven showdown to determine the KIJHL rep.
“Today I am challenging my colleague from Nelson-Creston to a friendly bet,” Karagianis said in the Legislature.

“Whichever of our teams wins, the losing MLA, with the Speaker’s approval, will sport the opposing team’s jersey in the Legislature and do a two-minute statement admitting defeat and praising the winning team.”
“I accept the bet gladly,” Mungall said. “The Nelson Leafs aren’t just great hosts, they are also an exceptional Junior B team, and I am confident in the outcome.”
Of course, there is always the chance that neither team will win, and the title will go to the champs from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League or the Pacific Junior Hockey League.
“Not going to happen,” Karagianis said.
“Not a chance,” added Mungall.
The Cyclone Taylor Cup runs April 10-13 at the Nelson & District Community Complex Arena.

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