When two teams play for a national championship, the governors from their respective states often make bets on who will win, with the loser providing a well-known culinary specialty from their state to the victor. The usual approach presents a dilemma for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Saturday, when Hamden-based Quinnipiac University and New Haven-based Yale University face off for the NCAA Division 1 national college hockey championship. The governor\u2019s office is having a little fun with the situation, sending out a press release with the headline: \u201cGov. Malloy guarantees Connecticut victory in NCAA hockey championship game.\u201d That\u2019s certainly a safe prediction. Pepe\u2019s or Sally\u2019s ... or perhaps Modern Malloy has come up with a solution, based partly on the proximity of the two college campuses. \u201cThe [Quinnipiac] Bobcats and the [Yale] Bulldogs hockey teams have created what is becoming a New Haven-area backyard rivalry the likes of which is becoming on par with the great battle of Sally\u2019s vs. Pepe\u2019s,\u201d Malloy said. \u201cAnd seeing as it\u2019s become tradition over the years for the governors of the two opposing states who make it to national championship games to make friendly wagers with each other, I\u2019m going to have to make a unique arrangement in this circumstance. \u201cIf Quinnipiac wins, I think I will treat myself to some pizza at Pepe\u2019s, and if Yale wins, I\u2019ll head on over to Sally\u2019s,\u201d Malloy said. \u201cAnd if after regulation it\u2019s tied, perhaps I\u2019ll take myself to Modern. "Either way, it\u2019s a win for Connecticut," he said. Pepe\u2019s and Sally\u2019s are legendary pizzerias in New Haven, and Modern is another pizzeria with a long history and strong following in the Elm City. \u2018Center of the college hockey universe\u2019 Malloy is congratulating both the Quinnipiac and the Yale hockey teams on their respective Frozen Four victories last night that made them eligible for the all-Connecticut national championship game. \u201cSaturday night will mark the first time that two teams from the same state played each other in the NCAA hockey championship since 1978,\u201d he said. The governor said having two teams from this state in the title game has \u201cmade Connecticut the center of the college hockey universe." He said each team\u2019s players and coaches \u2014 Quinnipiac\u2019s Rand Pecknold and Yale\u2019s Keith Allain \u2014 must "be commended for their impressive victories this season, and I wish them the best in Saturday night\u2019s championship game.\u201d The championship game will be played in Pittsburgh, Pa., beginning at 7 p.m. It will be broadcast on the national cable-TV sports network, ESPN, which \u2014 of course \u2014 is based in Connecticut.