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Former UMD D Morin added to Team USA roster, will compete for Olympic spot

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Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey defenseman Sidney Morin has been added to the United States roster ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, it was announced on Monday morning.

Morin is now one of 26 players under consideration for the Olympic team, which will be announced on New Year's Day. There are 23 spots available, including three goaltenders, on the final roster.

After four seasons at UMD, Morin has been playing this 2017-18 season with MODO Hockey in the Swedish Women's Hockey League. In 21 games, she's totaled 10 goals and 22 assists.

In her four years with the Bulldogs, Morin had 19 goals and 51 assists while also serving as a team captain in her senior season. She helped that team reach the national quarterfinals in 2016-17, and she also won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF Under-18 World Championships.

Morin joins former UMD teammate Maddie Rooney, a goaltender, who is also under consideration for the 2018 Olympic team.

Team USA plays Canada this Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center, and Morin will be with the team for that game. It is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. start.

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