While Harper said he'd send Obama a case of Canadian beer, Obama didn't specify. Harper could be in line to receive a case of the highly coveted White House beer brewed in the kitchen of the executive mansion, though.
The Canadian and American women’s hockey teams will face off for a gold medal on Thursday in Sochi. On Friday, the countries’ men's teams will battle to advance to the gold medal game in a rematch of the 2010 championship.
Harper and Obama met Thursday in Mexico for a trade summit, during which Obama said his fondness for America's neighbor to the north might wane in the coming days.
“My brother-in-law is Canadian, so, you know, I have to like Canadians,” Obama quipped. “Although I will note that I think we are going to have both the men's hockey teams and the women's hockey teams battling it out, so for a very brief period of time, I might not feel as warm towards Canadians as I normally do, at least until those matches are over.”
Harper joked that he would "probably" continue to like his American relatives regardless of the outcome of the games.