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Game on: Kerry wins Canadian bet

Game on: Kerry wins Canadian bet
Frank Bivona CNN
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:42pm

Secretary of State John Kerry will return home from his international trip with some Canadian beer--a full case of it, at that.

Kerry waged a friendly bet via Twitter with his Canadian counterpart John Baird, saying the United States women's team would beat Canada's team in Tuesday's women's world hockey championship.

Kerry: "@HonJohnBaird, Bet case of MA Sam Adams vs. yr Molson Canadian that US women best Canada tonight as Ice Hockey World Champs. Game on?-JK"

The challenge was accepted.

Baird: Game on "@StateDept! But John, in addition to #molsoncanadian, I'll double-up with some of Ottawa's finest .@beausallnatural. Go Canada Go!"

In a close game, the American team ended up besting their neighbors to the North by one point, with the final score being 3-2.

Baird: "As promised, I'll be sending Secretary Kerry (.@StateDept) some .@beausallnatural and #MolsonCanadian

Beaming with Twitter pride, Kerry responded.

Kerry: "Thx @HonJohnBaird,a real gentleman and a great rivalry on ice. Let's hoist one of those beers on yr next visit.-JK"

When Kerry and Baird met Thursday at the G8 in London, the Canadian foreign minister handed over his lot.

"We're very very happy," Kerry said, according to pool reports. He praised both teams and hailed Baird as "a man of his word."

"I want to make sure everybody in America knows we're not going to go drink this now," Kerry joked.

The other beer mentioned in Baird's wager, Beau's All Natural, will be delivered a future date, the pool report stated.

As the two men departed the room, Kerry said he looked forward to seeing Baird again.

"Absolutely. When the Senators beat the Bruins," Baird responded, referring to the men's hockey teams from Ottawa and Boston, respectively.

"You don't learn do you," the former senator from Massachusetts replied.

"We're going to get it eventually," Baird said.

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