It's on! The Drumheller Dragons and Brooks Bandits square off in the 2nd round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs starting this Friday in Brooks and there's more on the line for the two mayors than just bragging rights.
The mayor representing the losing side in the best of seven series will have to wear the other team's jersey at a public council meeting.
"I've never worn blue, you very rarely ever see me wear blue," remarked Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg. "I'm sure they're (Brooks jerseys) blue and I don't wear blue."
"I have never looked good in orange and black," replied her Brooks counterpart, Barry Morishita. "I've already put out the call to the Bandits saying I don't look good in orange and black, so let's make sure we wear the blue and white."
The first two games of the series are in Brooks at the Centennial Regional Arena on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17. The series returns to Drumheller and the Memorial Arena on Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20.
"We need to fill that arena Monday and Tuesday so that we give our team all the power and energy to win," urged Colberg, adding "I really don't want to wear a Bandits jersey."