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Great Western Futures' USHL Player of the Week: Matthew Kopperud- Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 24 Nov 2019  
By: Michael Moore

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: 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

This week, the USHL Player of the Week is brought to you by the Great Western Futures Super Camp. The Futures Super Camp is the premier place for players to gain exposure among USHL / WHL / BCHL / NAHL coaches as well as many other junior and college coaches. Hockey players born between 2000 and 2006 looking for exposure to Division 1 College Hockey and for kids looking for exposure to Junior Hockey at all levels are encouraged to register today at:

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Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.

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