Harper trash talks Obama after Canada's Olympic hockey win

Hey, Barry, Stevie wants his cases of beer. Pronto! (KEVIN LAMARQUE/Reuters)

Hey, Barry, Stevie wants his cases of beer. Pronto! (KEVIN LAMARQUE/Reuters)

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:38 PM ET

OTTAWA - The U.S. president now owes Prime Minister Stephen Harper two cases of beer — Samuel Adams brand, specifically.

The friendly bet was made earlier in the week in Mexico, where the two leaders met for the North American Leaders' Summit.

After the Canadian women's Olympic hockey team came back to tie their Yankee rivals in the last minute of the game and win the gold in overtime, Harper announced via Twitter he was looking forward to his case of beer from Barack Obama. After the Canadian men's Olympic team defeated their American rivals Friday in a 1-0 shutout, Harper tweeted: "Like I said, #teamusa is good but #wearewinter." Then, to Obama, he said: "I look forward to my two cases of beer."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Twitter: "Making good on my promise: case of @SamuelAdamsBeer on the way."

Canada was quiet between noon and about 2:30 p.m. Friday during the game. Even the Toronto Stock Exchange showed significantly lower than normal activity.

The country that calls hockey its national religion will likely come close to a standstill Sunday when Team Canada plays Sweden for the gold.

The only Canadian apparently not overly interested or invested in our national sport was Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair, who spent game-time talking "affordability" in Fort McMurray, Alta.

"This week we've taken our affordability tour to Richmond, B.C., the B.C. interior and Fort McMurray," Mulcair's aide, George Smith told QMI Agency. "Here's hoping our men's hockey team will follow the women's success."

Smith said the game was on in the background.


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