Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Team USA raids a seniors complex

A lot has been said about how Team USA will struggle in Turin at the Olympics with a team that is equal parts old and inexperienced. That said, while I knew defenceman Chris Chelios was a greybeard, this is quite the accomplishment:
If he is on the ice in Team USA’s opening game on Feb. 15 vs. Latvia, Chelios, who will be 44 at the time, will be the third-oldest participant ever in an Olympic ice hockey tournament. Only Hungarian Bela Ordody and German Alfred Steinka (both competing at the age of 48 in 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz) are ahead of Chelios in the age category.
Does that mean we'll be seeing him in 2010 in Vancouver, trying to tie up the record?


At 6:04 p.m., January 11, 2006, Blogger Matt said...

Ah, the silver medals look so good on those guys...


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