News Flash

City News - Press Releases

Posted on: May 17, 2015



ANAHEIM, CA - (May 17, 2015) - Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to a friendly wager as the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks open the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs today at Honda Center.

The friendly wager will include an exchange of food and beverage, plus a contribution to a local charity. ACT Anaheim is Mayor Tait’s choice, and Becoming A Man (BAM), an organization for at-risk young men in grades 7 through 12, is Mayor Emanuel’s choice.

“Our Anaheim Ducks are ready to open this round!” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, who is wagering a variety of craft beer from Anaheim’s breweries and a case of Anaheim chilies. “We have a team that is laser-focused on getting to the finals, and I am confident I will enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food and beverage in the coming weeks. In addition, ACT Anaheim will certainly benefit from a generous donation from our friends in Chicago. Go Ducks!”

“I am excited to take part in this wager with our friends from the west. I have absolute confidence that our Blackhawks will take series. In the unlikely case that things don't go our way, I am prepared to send some craft beer from Slap Shot Brewing Co., a barrel of Chicago’s own Garett’s Popcorn, and some neon green relish from Vienna Beef for a true Chicago-style hot dog," said Mayor Emanuel.

The Ducks and Blackhawks open the Western Conference Finals today, Sunday, May 18 at 12 p.m., at Honda Center. This marks the first time the two clubs have faced each other in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For more information on the Anaheim Ducks, please visit

For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News - Press Releases

IMG_1906 for web

Tracking coronavirus: Food resources

Posted on: April 28, 2020
cannabis graphic for web

Cannabis: What do you think?

Posted on: April 28, 2020
City News logo

Anaheim makes city manager change

Posted on: April 21, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: Anaheim ready

Posted on: February 27, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: no Anaheim cases

Posted on: February 25, 2020

Coronavirus: no Anaheim cases

Posted on: February 5, 2020
Big A 2050 for web pr

Big A 2050: informational open house

Posted on: December 11, 2019
Big A 2050 for web pr

Big A 2050: informational open house

Posted on: December 6, 2019
Big A our house for web PR 5-13-19

City, Angels hold productive first meeting

Posted on: November 15, 2019
Anaheim Packing House

Anaheim Packing House turns 100

Posted on: May 22, 2019
iStock-626705522 small for web

Report coyotes

Posted on: February 7, 2019
Press release graphic 7-24-18

Heat is back: stay cool Anaheim

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Free Summer Concerts at Pearson Park

Posted on: August 4, 2015

May the 4th Be With You!

Posted on: May 4, 2015
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Posted on: May 5, 2015