(Minneapolis, MN) — Golden Gopher sophomore defenseman Brock Faber of Maple Grove says being asked to play on the U-S men’s team for next month’s Winter Olympics in China is a “dream come true.” Faber is one of four players on the roster with Golden Gopher connections, and one of nine with Minnesota ties. Faber says Team U-S-A will be built on speed and he can’t wait to represent the country. He will be joined by current Gophers Ben Meyers and Matthew Nies, as well as former Gopher Aaron Ness. Also on Team U-S-A are Minnesota State-Mankato forward Nathan Smith; St. Cloud State’s Nick Perbix and Sam Hentges; Minnesota-Duluth forward Noah Cates; and Boston College’s Drew Hellesen, who is from Farmington. St. Cloud State head coach Brett Larson and Minnesota State-Mankato head coach Mike Hastings will serve as Olympic team assistant coaches. The Olympic Games will take place from February 4th-20th.
Gopher defenseman Brock Faber spoke with MNN sports director Mike Grimm:
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