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USA Hockey mistakenly tells 67-year-old Canadian he had shot at Olympics

Jan 2, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

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USA Hockey did a pretty admirable job keeping the Olympic team from being leaked before the unveiling. But their secrecy methods didn’t come without error.

In trying to be discreet, USA Hockey texted a 67-year-old Canadian man that he was in the running to make the team for Sochi.

The story came out shortly after the roster announcement at the Winter Classic on Wednesday.

Specifically in trying to contact Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler. Gord Miller from TSN has the story:

Thankfully, Kesler eventually got the message.

“Obviously I’m excited, honored,” Kesler said after a 4-2 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a special experience for me. I’m looking forward to it.”

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  1. tridecagon - Jan 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    This is a Will Ferrell movie waiting to happen.

    • strictlythedanks - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:54 AM

      Danny Mcbride could be in the mix as well

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