| St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has two cases of Pearson's candy ready for shipment to California. |
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced a friendly wager today with Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle as the Minnesota Wild and the Anaheim Ducks prepare to meet in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference quarterfinal playoffs tonight.
If Anaheim loses the best of seven series, Mayor Pringle will display two cases of candy from Saint Paul based Pearson’s Candy Company. In the unlikely event of a Ducks victory, Mayor Coleman will display an orange tree and an Anaheim 150 crate containing 150 oranges in his office.
“In Minnesota we don't play with ducks - we hunt them. Open season on the Anaheim Ducks starts today, and the Minnesota Wild will have a successful run all the way to the Stanley Cup,” Mayor Coleman said.
Equally confident, Mayor Pringle noted, “Get ready Mayor Coleman. The Anaheim Ducks are coming to town and will XCEL through Saint Paul on their way to the Stanley Cup. I expect this to be a competitive series, but I assure you that our Ducks will tame the Minnesota Wild.”
The first game of the series will be Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim at 9:30 (CST).