USA Hockey informs 67-year-old Canadian man he may have made the Olympic team

Text was supposed to go to Ryan Kesler.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Jan. 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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Before the United States hockey team publicly announced its Olympic roster for the Winter Games in Sochi, Team USA contacted potential players via text message to let them know if they made the cut.

One of those players turned out to be a 67-year-old Canadian man from Toronto.

At some point during the selection process, Vancouver Canucks player Ryan Kesler changed his phone number. As a result, the elderly Canadian got a text message that was intended for the 29-year-old forward.

After the team was announced during the Winter Classic on Wednesday, Kesler did end up getting the message.

“Obviously I’m excited, honored,” Kesler said. “It’s going to be a special experience for me. I’m looking forward to it.”

[NBC Sports]

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