If you think the heated battle between Las Vegas and Winnipeg is just being played out on the ice, you are sorely mistaken.
The Golden Knights and Jets are in the midst of a heated NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals matchup, with Vegas holding a 2-1 series lead may we add, but another entertaining rivalry between the two cities is playing out on Twitter.
The Twitter accounts for the cities' libraries are showing their intellectual skills by going back-and-forth with a friendly bit of trash talk.
Hey @LVCCLD ! Looking forward to facing the @GoldenKnights in Round 3 of the #NHLplayoffs.
Are you up for some library Twitter face-offs? Get ready for a blast of our #WPGWhiteout !@Mayor_Bowman @EDWinnipeg @downtownbiz @cityofwinnipeg pic.twitter.com/LQpLnwfuIk
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) May 11, 2018
Both accounts are cleverly using books to send ribs at one another.
— LVCCLD (@LVCCLD) May 11, 2018
Is it biased to say Vegas has the upper hand so far? Oh well, we are giving the early advantage to LVCCLD!
Here's a look at the full thread of good-natured barbs:
Thanks for the recommended reading @LVCCD but we're good. Kinda been at this hockey thing for a while. ;) To be honest, it's your @GoldenKnights we think of as being in training. Our @NHLJets got talent++! #WPGWhiteout #goJetsgo pic.twitter.com/7ZQ77lumxf
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) May 12, 2018
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) May 14, 2018
— LVCCLD (@LVCCLD) May 14, 2018
Good morning, @wpglibrary! You've been rather quiet since game 2 ...
— LVCCLD (@LVCCLD) May 16, 2018
Quietly preparing @LVCCLD! But do you hear that? A tempête (storm) is brewing & the @NHLJets are bringing the vents contraires (headwinds as we say in Canada). You may have won the 2nd game but we've been at this for a while, we can take the Vegas heat! #WPGWhiteout #goJetsgo pic.twitter.com/5aO6jPbKiS
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) May 16, 2018
— Wpg Public Library (@wpglibrary) May 17, 2018