Kailey Sibley - Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 11:26 ET

Hayley Wickenheiser gets congratulations from Olympians, teammates on social media

Plenty of reaction to hockey player being named Canada's flag-bearer

Hayley Wickenheiser receives plenty of praise from Canadians after being named flag-bearer. (Courtesy: Hockey Canada)

Hayley Wickenheiser's fellow Olympians jumped on social media Thursday to celebrate her naming as Canada's flag-bearer for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Wickenheiser has won three gold and one silver in women's hockey at the Olympics, and also represented Canada in softball at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

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