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Cheers to the mayor of the winning hockey team

The Blazers are facing the Kelowna Rockets in the second round of the WHL playoffs.
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April 05, 2013 - 2:29 PM

City of Kamloops mayor Peter Milobar is at it again, issuing yet another challenge to a fellow mayor and looking to save a little face following the recent loss to Nanaimo during the Earth Hour challenge.

A rivalry that often goes beyond the hockey arena, the Kamloops Blazers and the Kelowna Rockets playing each other in the second round of Western Hockey League playoff action seems to be exacerbating the rivalry this season and Milobar and Kelowna mayor Walter Gray have taken the bait.

Following the announcement earlier this week the Blazers and Rockets were set for a round-two series Milobar issued a friendly challenge to Gray proffering a bottle of local wine to the winning mayor.

Gray offered a bit of trash talk while accepting the challenge, “I didn't know Kamloops made wine. I thought it was all hops and hay up there. In the unlikely event the Rockets are not successful, my biggest challenge will be trying to choose from the nearly 40 wineries in the Kelowna area.”

The Rockets finished ahead of Kamloops in the regular season standings though the Blazers won six of the 10 meetings between the pair. Games one and two will take place at Prospera Place in Kelowna this Saturday and Sunday before heading back to Kamloops for games three and four on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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