Catching up with Finnish prospects Waltteri Hopponen and Joel Kiviranta
Hailing from the Espoo Blues organization stationed right outside of Helsinki, the 6’1”, 180-pound left winger Waltteri Hopponen most recently represented Team Finland at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament that took place in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. Waltteri spoke to Hockey’s Future for a few moments after a 5-1 victory over Slovakia at the Ivan Hlinka.
Hockey’s Future: After an exciting 4-3 overtime win over the US, Finland came out and convincingly defeated Slovakia by a score of 5-1. How do you feel the tournament is going for you here in the very hot Slovakian countryside?… read more