The Edmonton Oilers flag flies over Vancouver City Hall

The Edmonton Oilers flag flies over Vancouver City Hall

Adding insult to injury for disappointed Canucks fans, the Edmonton Oilers flag flies high above Vancouver City Hall.

The move is part of honoring a bet between Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim and Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.

The cities’ elected officials made a friendly bet a couple of weeks ago at the start of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

“If or when the Vancouver Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers, we would like you to fly our beloved Canucks flag over City Hall and wear one of these amazing Vancouver Canucks jerseys,” Sim said in a video. published in X, describing the terms to Sohi.

“And in the unlikely event that Edmonton wins, we will do the same.”

Meanwhile, BC Premier David Eby is also due to deliver a statement, written by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, to the BC Legislature, thanks to a similar bet on the series.

Sohi has now issued a similar challenge to the mayor of Dallas, with the Dallas Stars facing the Oilers on Thursday in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.

“…as the last Canadian team standing, we have the full force of the great white north behind us!” Sohi said in a post on aurora borealis defeats the heat of the south”. any day.”

The Vancouver Canucks fell to the Oilers in Game 7 of the second playoff series on Monday.

With files from Renée Bernard.