Calgary Hockey Players Strap on the Pads and Decide The Closing Cost on a House With a Shootout

LINK: A Calgary home up for sale has been sold, but the final deal was negotiated in a uniquely Canadian way.

Seller Gavin Wolch said he and the buyer were $3,000 apart during the last round of negotiations.

Wolch, who plays goalie in a Calgary men’s recreational league, said that when he found out that the man who planned to buy the home was a former professional hockey player, he said he proposed a shootout.

“I made a big mouth comment to my wonderful real estate agent,” said Wolch. “Why don’t we just play for it?”

Daniel Weiner, Wolch’s real estate agent, said the buyer — who didn’t want to be identified for privacy reasons — agreed to the shootout after a quick online search.

“They Googled my client and figured out he’s a 38-year-old lawyer,” said Weiner. “They decided [it was] a good idea… [to] have a shootout to determine the final price on the contract.”

The best-of-11 shootout started with Wolch and the former pro trading goals and saves.

In the end, Wolch was able to make two key saves, winning the shootout 6-4.

With the contest over, Wolsh said he hopes more people find ways to make tedious tasks, like selling a house, more fun.

This is so Canada and I love it. Why argue and go back and forth on a price when you can strap on the pads, get on the ice and decide it this way? Props to Wolch, by the way. After googling the buyer and finding out he was a former pro and still suggesting this is a big balls, dragging on the floor, type move. I don’t know what $3,000 is to them, but to me, I’d have to make sure the other person could barely skate. Shady? Yes, for sure, but for three grand and a story to tell I’d want to make sure I was on the winning side. Canada, never change.

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