Flames versus Jets a family rivalry for Calgary couple

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It’s less complicated for Jarvis. She’s got her son’s back, unconditionally, and that means she’s all-in on the Jets.

So how does the couple manage this best-of-five series? Well, they’re going to play it by ear.

“I think we’ll start out watching together. Whether we finish watching together or not, we’ll see,” Jarvis said with a laugh. “When Guy and I first met a number of years ago, we were really thrilled that we had hockey in common and were both hockey fans. Frankly, at the time, we were both Flames fans, but when Josh got drafted, you know, Guy all of a sudden had to have a few conflicted loyalties, maybe.

“I knew he liked me a lot when I was able to convince him to wear a Jets jersey to a Flames game.”

On Saturday night, though, Huntingford’s loyalties were always going to lie with the Flames. He’ll even be wearing a jersey from one side of the couch, while his wife wears her Jets jersey on the other.

Guy Huntingford and his wife Bev Jarvis, who is the mother of the Winnipeg Jets, Josh Morrisey, will try and stay out of the penalty box during game time in Calgary on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia
Huntingford and Jarvis say they may watch the series from separate rooms. Darren Makowichuk/DARREN MAKOWICHUK/Postmedia

“If it gets too out of control, I’ll go watch downstairs,” Huntingford said with a laugh. “We’ve talked about this, once the series is finished we can both start cheering for the same team, whoever that might be. Obviously, this one is going to be unique. I want Josh to do well, but I’ve been a Flames fan eve since I’ve been in Calgary.”

Huntingford has had his own season tickets to watch the Flames since 2007, but has been going to games since long before then. He’s been the publisher of both the Calgary Sun and Herald, as well as the CEO and President of Winsport and the CEO of BILD Calgary. Throughout it all, he was a regular at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

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