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CEDAR RAPIDS — Make that four.
He is the fourth RoughRiders alumni to be selected to play in the Olympics, which are Feb. 4-20 in Beijing, China.
Forwards Marc McLaughlin, Andy Miele and Nathan Smith have been selected to play for the United States. McLaughlin is a senior at Boston College, Smith a junior at Minnesota State and Miele a professional player in Russia.
Tiffels, 26, played for the RoughRiders in the 2013-14 season. He played college hockey at Western Michigan, became a draft pick of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, spent one season in their minor-league season and returned home to Germany, where he plays professionally in Munich.
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