Oshie's breakout Olympic game makes him latest success story from tiny Minnesota border town

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 15, 2014 - 6:45 PM

WARROAD, Minn. — As T.J. Oshie was leading the U.S. men's team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Sochi on Saturday, his tiny Minnesota hometown was celebrating the Olympic success of yet another of its hockey players and wondering if he'd be the latest to medal.

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phoilandFeb. 15, 14 5:52 PM

Way to represent a proud Minnesota legacy, Mr. Oshie. USA! USA! USA!!!!

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chuckspearerFeb. 15, 14 7:54 PM

According to the MSHSL rules that recently disqualified several members of the girls hockey teqm at Achiever Academy, TJ Oshie should have been disqualified from playing for Warroad. His family did NOT relocate from Stanwood, WA to Warroad. Instead, his father brought him to Warroad and his mother stayed in Washington. They did not sell their home in Washington. This is the same rules infraction that disqualified the AA girls. I guess Oshie's Warroad teams now need to forfeit all games from 2003-2005.

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corngo4rFeb. 16, 14 3:31 AM

Nice story and loved rooting for Warroad against the big schools at State but kind of a lame stat to tie town to gold medal to the town. Only won 2 and same could be said for having Christians, St. Paulians, Bostonians. Should have highlighted bigger range success like Christian in '56 and Boucha in '72.

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bizzle22Feb. 16, 1412:53 PM

chuckspearer...there is no rule that says both parents have to move with the child. It would be crazy (and probably unconstitutional) if the MSHSL were to say that a kid had to live with both parents to be eligible. And owning a residence in another state has nothing to do with eligibility. Are we going to declare every kid whose family has a cabin in Wisconsin ineligible? He moved there WITH HIS DAD and they lived in Warroad. That makes him eligible.

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lakneeFeb. 16, 14 3:31 PM

ARRey sez: According to some published sources, Henry Boucha and TJ Oshie are cousins. Henry Boucha was among the most dominant high school hockey players in Minnesota history.

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