Hockey veteran Hayley Wickenheiser to carry Canada's flag in Sochi
JAN 23, 2014 10:44a ET
Olympic hockey veteran Hayley Wickenheiser will be Canada's flag-bearer at the Sochi Games.
The Canadian Olympic Committee made the announcement Thursday on Parliament Hill. Wickenheiser was in Europe and unable to attend. This will be her fifth Olympic appearance.
Hockey Canada says the women's team will march in the opening ceremony despite playing their opening game the following night against Switzerland.
Long-track speedskater Clara Hughes was the flag-bearer at the 2010 Vancouver Games.