Obama, Harper make wagers on USA-Canada games

Thursday, 02.20.2014 / 10:29 AM NHL.com

The stakes for the United States vs. Canada gold-medal game in women's hockey and semifinal in men's hockey at the 2014 Sochi Olympics have been ratcheted up a notch.

Now it's a matter of political pride, and there are a couple of cases of beer riding on the results.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are making a pair of friendly wagers. A case of beer is on the line when the U.S. women meet Canada on Thursday (noon ET, NBCSN, TSN) to decide women's gold and again Friday when the men's teams play for a spot in the final (noon ET, NBCSN, CBC).

.@pmharper and I bet on the women's and men's US-Canada hockey games. Winner gets a case of beer for each game. #GoTeamUSA! -bo

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 20, 2014

I'm betting @barackobama one case of Canadian beer per hockey game this week. #teamusa is good, but #WeAreWinter. #GoCanadaGo @WhiteHouse

Stephen Harper (@pmharper) February 20, 2014

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