‘A deal is a deal’: Canton principal honors pregame deal with Algonquin after girls hockey championship 

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‘A deal is a deal’: Canton principal honors pregame deal with Algonquin after girls hockey championship 
Canton High School principal Jeffrey Sperling wears an Algonquin uniform during a video message congratulating the Algonquin girls hockey team on its state championship win. (Photo/via Twitter, @CantonMAHS)

NORTHBOROUGH – Canton High School principal Jeffrey Sperling donned an Algonquin High School jersey on Monday, holding up his end of lighthearted bet that the two schools made before their girls hockey teams met in this year’s MIAA Division II title game at the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday.

If Algonquin won, Sperling would have to wear Algonquin colors to school on Monday.

If Canton won, Algonquin’s Sean Bevan would wear Canton colors.

Algonquin offered cookies from its cafeteria as an extra bonus in a tweet.

Canton accepted the challenge, adding in a message, “We have some pretty good cookies of our own so it’s on.”

Canton took an early lead in the state finals against Algonquin. The Titans rallied, though, before winning in overtime. 

Algonquin players celebrated after the game, even posing with a bag of those wagered cookies in their locker room. 

“Huge congrats to Canton for a hard fought game,” the Algonquin Twitter account wrote in a message, before adding, “Sorry, but the cookies stay with the Gonk!”

Sperling took to social media himself on March 21. 

He wore an Algonquin jersey, as promised.

“A deal is a deal,” he said in a recorded video

“Congratulations on a great season and a well-earned state title for your girls hockey program,” Sperling then continued. “That was an awesome game from start to finish, an overtime thriller and you certainly earned the victory.”

Sperling congratulated his own Canton squad, which finished its season with an 18-7-0 win-loss-tie record, before sharing a prediction for the future.

“I get a sense we may see eachother again down the road in future playoffs,” he said.

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