Five Minnesotans, ex-Gopher to play for U.S. in Deutschland Cup
October 21, 2011 — 6:38am
A 21-player U.S. team, made up of players in the European pro leagues, has been picked to play in the Deutschland Cup from Nov. 11-13 in Munich.
Five of the players are former Minnesotans: G John Curry of Shorewood, D Steve Wagner of Grand Rapids, F Brandon Bochenski of Blaine, F Ben Eaves of Minneapolis and F Marty Sertich of Roseville.
Curry, a Breck grad, played for Boston University from 2003-07. Wagner played for Minnesota State Mankato from 2004-07. Bochenski played for North Dakota from 2001-04. Eaves was born in Minneapolis, played high school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's and college hockey at Boston College. As a pro he has played in the AHL and in Europe. Sertich played for Colorado College from 2002-06 and won the Hobey Baker as a junior in '05.
Also on the U.S. roster is D Barry Tallackson, an ex-Gopher. He played at the U of M from 2001-05.
The U.S. team will play Slovakia, Switzerland and Germany in the three-day Deutschland Cup.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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