Denver Post-USA Hockey Has An Unlikely New Fan

(left) Patrick Wiercioch will return to the DU lineup this weekend

From: Denver Post
by Mike Chambers

The bitter disappointment Patrick Wiercioch felt after being released by Canada's prestigious World Junior team has turned into a positive for the University of Denver and Team USA.

The No. 2-ranked Pioneers have their best defenseman available for this weekend's Denver Cup, and the young American all-stars have a new fan, one that used to bleed only red and white.

"I'm following the entire tournament like I do every year. That doesn't change," said Wiercioch, who was surprisingly removed from Team Canada on Dec. 13 because of a pre-existing knee injury. "Obviously, I wish Canada the best of luck in the tournament, but this year is the first year I'm wishing other teams luck too." (read rest of article)

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