There’s nothing quite like a friendly bet to make a hockey game more interesting. David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, made a wager with Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, over the outcome of the Stadium Series game.
When the Capitals came out triumphant over the Toronto Maple Leafs, so too did Governor Hogan. On Friday, MacNaughton paid up on that bet, donning a Capitals jersey for a full day of meetings at the Canadian Embassy.
Just your average I-lost-a-bet-to-@GovLarryHogan-business-casual look for a full day of meetings at @CanEmbUSA. You can renege on many things but a sports bet is a sports bet! #StadiumSeries #Viewfrom501 pic.twitter.com/cGEMi7kaWN
— David MacNaughton (@AmbMacNaughton) March 9, 2018
Making good on his @NHL #StadiumSeries bet with @GovLarryHogan, @AmbMacNaughton wears @Capitals jersey around @CanEmbUSA asking for just one extra stop between meetings. #Viewfrom501 pic.twitter.com/csSOZRhow5
— Connect2Canada (@connect2canada) March 9, 2018
The bet between the two was made back on March 3, the day of the Stadium Series game. Governor Larry Hogan threw down the gloves…
Hey @AmbMacNaughton – how about a friendly wager for today's #StadiumSeries game? @Capitals win, you wear a Caps jersey to work next week. @MapleLeafs win, I have to wear one of theirs. Deal? #FriendsPartnersAllies
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 3, 2018
And David MacNaughton rose to the challenge.
— David MacNaughton (@AmbMacNaughton) March 3, 2018
Even with the bet looming, MacNaughton and Hogan took time out before the game to pose for some photographs together.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 4, 2018
We’ll give it to them that this is the second-best Capitals vs. Maple Leafs wager made since the 2016-17 playoff series.
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