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N.L. mayor loses friendly Stanley Cup bet to counterpart in Halifax

HARBOUR GRACE, N.L. - The mayor of Harbour Grace, N.L., says he intends to honour a Stanley Cup bet struck with his counterpart in Halifax.

Harbour Grace is the home of Detroit Red Wings forward Dan Cleary, while Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby hails from Cole Harbour, just outside of Halifax.

The Red Wings won hockey's most prestigious prize in 2008, but the Penguins came out on top when both teams faced off for the Cup for the second consecutive year on Friday.

Don Coombs, the mayor of Harbour Grace, says he and Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly once again bet on which team would skate away with the Cup.

Coombs says a package containing partridge berries, scallops, boots and seal meat will be sent within the next two weeks to Kelly.

But Coombs says it remains to be seen if he'll don a Penguins jersey at the next town council meeting.

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