USA Hockey Accidentally Texts 67-Year-Old Canadian That He Made the Olympic Team

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2014

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After the 2014 NHL Winter Classic ended on New Year's Day, USA Hockey announced its roster for this year's Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 

Players were informed that they made the team via text messages. The problem with that is, there is no way to confirm that the right person has been told, as USA Hockey found out on Wednesday.

The Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler made the team, but there was a mix-up in getting him the message. Kesler had changed his number, which meant that USA Hockey officials did not have the correct number.

That's where this story takes an awesome turn. Instead of texting Kesler, officials texted a 67-year-old Canadian, via TSN's Gord Miller:

There's so much to laugh about with this situation. This will serve as a lesson moving forward, but it gives everyone a good chuckle.

Kesler was also a part of the 2010 Olympic team.


Hat tip to Yahoo! Sports' Greg Wyshynski for the find.