The Hawks’ Nest


Gasper Kopitar update
December 17, 2009, 12:09 pm
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Gasper Kopitar is currently playing for Slovenia at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Under-20 Division I Tournament in Megève & Saint-Gervais, France, and this morning Slovenia beat Japan 4-1 for their first win of the tournament after opening with losses to Denmark (3-0) and Germany (6-0).

Slovenia is in Group A of their tournament, which also includes Germany, Denmark, France, Ukraine and Japan. Group B includes Kazakhstan, Belarus, Norway, Italy, Poland and Croatia. The winner of the tournament will then be promoted to the top division of the World Under-20 Tournament in 2011.

Kopitar and his teammates take on Ukraine Saturday and France Sunday as they try to advance to the playoffs.

You can follow the progress of Kopitar and his teammates here,  and check out pictures here.

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