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.
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.
Wolsh wasn’t the only winner, as the two real estate agents also had a side bet: the loser paid for the ice time.