Sochi Olympics 2014: Canada names Sidney Crosby captain of hockey team

Jan 27, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) brings the puck in the Ottawa Senators zone during the first period at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

After naming their roster for the hockey team that will represent the country in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Canada has announced that Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be the captain of the hockey team. Crosby served as the alternate captain in the 2010 Olympics.

Shea Weber and Jonathan Toews will be the alternate captains this Winter.

There is also a report from the Toronto Sun that states Crosby could also serve as the flag bearer for Canada during the opening ceremonies for the Sochi Games, despite the NHL season not taking their break until Feb. 9, which is two days after the opening ceremony.

Four-time Olympian Caroline Ouellette will wear the “C” for the women’s team. Six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser will be the alternate captain.

Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Sidney Crosby, Sochi Olympics

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