2014 Winter Olympics: Shea Weber named Alternate Captain for Team Canada
The anticipation is building for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and this morning Team Canada announced their leadership for the mens hockey team. To nobody's surprise, Sidney Crosby will be captain, but wearing the "A" (or is it "Eh"?) as alternate captains will be Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber, and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.
#HockeyCanada names Sidney Crosby as men's team captain. Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber are alternates.— Tim Wharnsby (@WharnsbyCBC) January 19, 2014
Weber played a huge role on Canada's 2010 gold medal-winning squad, being named to the tournament's All-Star team by the assembled media in Vancouver. He's enjoying a strong season currently for Nashville, and will surely welcome the competitive challenge that comes with the Olympics.
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