Matthew Kopperud is this weeks’ Great Western Futures Super Camp USHL Player of the Week. Kopperud played his part in handing the Waterloo Black Hawks their largest defeat on home ice in franchise history. He did so by putting up the first two goals of the game. The second goal can be seen here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1198054558397808640
He helped open the scoring in the second period with a feed to teammate Antonio Venuto who found the net at 15:56. Then in the third period (at 13:45) Kopperud scored again to complete his hat-trick. His Dubuque Fighting Saints finished the job, defeating the Hawks 7 – 1.
Forward, Matthew Kopperud (20) grew up in Denver, CO. Though much of his youth hockey, was spent in Kelowna, BC where he played at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. Kopperud first broke into Juniors with Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL in 2016-17. He would continue his play in Canadian Junior–A hockey (for two more seasons) with the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. He has committed to play for Arizona State University beginning in 2020
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