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Warroad's Brock Nelson leading USA at World Hockey Championship

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Brock Nelson has been a goal-scoring machine for Team USA at the World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Through five games in the preliminary round – all wins for the U.S. – Nelson leads the team with 6 goals, including a pair in a victory over Slovenia on Sunday.

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Nelson is playing on the third line with forwards Jack Eichel and Trevor Lewis.

"Our line has been working well for quite a few games now," Nelson said Sunday, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation. "I don't know what the secret is - it would be nice if we did - but I think we've played well from the get-go to create chances and capitalize on them. When you get a few early goals you build that chemistry."

Light House Hockey notes that Nelson, 23, will be a restricted free agent this summer.

Minnesota connections on Team USA

  • Ex-Gopher defenseman Mike Reilly
  • South St. Paul defenseman Justin Faulk
  • Wild forward Charlie Coyle
  • Former Edina standout Anders Lee
  • Former Minnetonka turned Wisconsin Badger Jake Gardiner
  • Blaine native and ex-St. Cloud State Husky Matt Hendricks

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