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Current Bowling Green defenseman Freibergs heads up list of non-American NCAA Olympians

As countries have unveiled their rosters for the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia, many of the rosters include current and former NCAA players.

Bowling Green sohpomore defenseman Ralfs Freibergs is on the Latvian rosters and is the only current NCAA player named to the Olympics.

Former Massachusetts defenseman Thomas Pöck, former Minnesota forward Thomas Vanek, former Maine forward Mattias Trattnig and ex-Michigan forward Brian Lebler have been selected to play for Austria.

On the Canadian side, ex-Michigan State defenseman Duncan Keith made the cut, as did former Ferris State forward Chris Kunitz, ex-Vermont forward Patrick Sharp and one-time North Dakota forward Jonathan Toews.

Former Michigan forward Carl Hagelin will play for Sweden.

The United States roster was announced on Jan. 1 and Team USA has 20 players with college hockey ties.


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