T.J. Oshie, Ojibwe, helps lead Olympic hockey team to early win

T.J. Oshie. Photo from Facebook

Ojibwe hockey standout T. J. Oshie led the U.S. Olympic team to a preliminary victory over Russia at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi on Saturday.

Oshie, 27, grew up in a small town near the Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota. He's the second Ojibwe hockey player from Warroad to reach the Olympics -- his cousin Henry Boucha won a silver medal at the 1972 games.

Oshie's Ojibwe name is "Keeway Gaaboo," which means "Coming Home," according to Peter Richmond at Sports on Earth.

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