Copper is delighted to be the next World Championship of Division I in Slovenia. Representatives will be available if they allow club duties to do so, but is convinced that the possibilities for returning Slovenia to the elites are always good.
"If we are in a perfect position, the chances are always good, two are national teams coming out of the elite, the French can be favorites, we've already beat the Austrians." said on the edge of the Hockey Academy in Bled.
According to him, this year's World Championship of the First Division is of the quality of the national team due to the presence of Kazakhstan and Belarus at a slightly higher level than the future. Slovenia and France and Austria, South Korea, Hungary and Romania will participate.
Slovenia, which was not in the perfect position due to injuries, this year showed better shape after the bad start in the second half of the tournament and eventually won fourth place. In addition to changing generations, the selected species in the battle for the elite this year were also hurt. Missing key members are missing when Jan Mursak, Jan Urbas, Jigga Panc … "We had a gum with injuries, four of the first two bouts were missing and we were without the first goalie, but we have not the same depths that we can change them," he said. he appreciated.
A major advantage next year will be the fact that the championship will take place at home. "It's much easier to play in front of full stands with the support of several thousand fans, but not before mostly empty stands when the phone rings."
The father is not put under pressure at the selection site
It will be the same as that of the national team for the next SP if the club club's duties allow it. Following his appointment in June, his father, Matyas Kopritz, will lead his team, which does not create additional pressure. "For so many times we have experienced this since we played for the youths in Jesenice, and we do not even think about it now," he said. – said the 31-year-old hockey player.
August 31, the Bled charity tournament
He will return to Los Angeles before the new season, his 14th for Kings in NHL, early in September. Prior to his departure, on August 31, he will again organize a charity golf tournament in Bled, which has gathered nearly half a million euros for good goals in eight performances.