Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese have offered a friendly rivalry and challenge to the mayor of North Saanich.
The Oceanside Generals and Peninsula Panthers (based in North Saanich) will compete for the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) championship starting March 23 at Oceanside Place Arena.
Confident in a Generals victory, Mayne and Wiese made a friendly wager with Geoff Orr, North Saanich mayor — the community who loses the championship series will fly the other’s flag for a day.
The losing mayor will also reluctantly wear the winning team’s jersey for one day, according to a media release by the City of Parksville.
“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. Go Generals!” said Mayne.
The series schedule is as follows:
-March 23 at Oceanside Place
-March 25 at North Saanich
-March 27 at Oceanside Place
-March 28 at North Saanich
-March 30 at Oceanside Place (if necessary)
-April 1 at North Saanich (if necessary)
-April 4 at Oceanside Place (if necessary)
The winner of the seven-game series will represent Vancouver Island in the provincial Cyclone Taylor Cup to be held in Delta from April 7–10.