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Parksville, Qualicum Beach mayors issue friendly wager ahead of VIJHL final

Mayne, Wiese make bet with North Saanich’s Geoff Orr as Peninsula Panthers face Oceanside Generals
The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals celebrate their win against Campbell River Storm in their VIJHL North Division final series. They now face the Peninsula Panthers in the VIJHL final. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville mayor Ed Mayne and Qualicum Beach mayor Brian Wiese have issued a friendly challenge to the mayor of North Saanich, Geoff Orr, ahead of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff final series between the Oceanside Generals and Peninsula Panthers.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will be played on Wednesday, March 23 at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m.

Mayne and Wiese approached Orr and laid out a bet, stating the city which loses the championship series will fly the other’s city’s flag for a day and the mayor will wear the winning team’s jersey during a council meeting.

READ MORE: VIJHL: Generals sweep aside Storm 5-0 to capture North Division crown

“We are proud of the Oceanside Generals as North Division champions and their successful season and confident they will win the VIJHL Championship as well,” said Mayne. “Go Generals.”

Refer to the Oceanside Generals website @ and Facebook page for information about purchasing game tickets. Games are scheduled for these dates (home games at 7 pm):

• March 23 Oceanside Place

• March 25 North Saanich

• March 27 Oceanside Place

• March 28 North Saanich

• March 30 Oceanside Place (if necessary)

• April 1 North Saanich (if necessary)

• April 4 Oceanside Place (if necessary)

The winner of the series will represent Vancouver Island in the provincial Cyclone Taylor Cup to be held in Delta from April 7 to April 10.

— NEWS Staff

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Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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