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local Grand Forks, 58203

Grand Forks North Dakota 375 2nd Ave. N. 58203

Altru Health System's Dr. Darin Leetun, a team physician for the USA men's hockey team has been accompanying the athletes at the Deutschland Cup in Munich, Germany, through Monday.

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"I feel very privileged to be able to gain experience on an international level which benefits patients locally," Leetun said.

Leetun has more than 10 years of experience in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and has been team physician for USA Hockey since February 2010. He has a bachelor's degree from UND and a medical degree from the University of Virginia.

Team USA is playing against squads from Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. The United States has played in the Deutschland Cup on seven occasions between 2002 and 2011, winning the championship in 2003 and 2004.

For more information on USA Hockey, visit www.usahockey.com.

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