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T.J. Oshie, Brock Nelson coming to Warroad for charity golf tour

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie (77) sprays Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) as he gains control of the puck. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

WARROAD, Minn. -- Two NHL stars who grew up in northwest Minnesota are coming this summer to play in a celebrity hockey tournament.

Washington Capitals’ T. J. Oshie and Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders have committed to participating in the HockeyTown USA Celebrity Golf Tournament, according to a report in the Warroad Pioneer. The two Warroad natives who played hockey for UND will play in the 18-hole charity event that raises funds for local hockey programs and facilities.

Set up as a four-person scramble with one celebrity on each team, the tournament has invited other NHL players. Oshie and Nelson are among the first to commit.

The event also will include a celebrity autograph session, activities, games and an awards banquet, according to the Pioneer.

The tournament is July 22. For more information, visit the HockeyTown USA Facebook page or email