Opole HK is happy to announce the signing of Defenseman Cooper Curti for the 2021-2022 season.
Cooper Curti is a name that is well known in Wisconsin and Minnesota scouting circles.
The shut down, stay at home defenseman has played two seasons in Minnesota High School hockey and one season of Tier 3 junior hockey. Having those experiences and wanting to play at a higher level Curti has made the choice to join Opole HK in the highest level junior league in Poland.
“Cooper is really a shut down guy. Playing against the oppositions best lines in critical times is where he excels.” Said Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs “A great kid, who will be challenged and will get some additional offensive opportunity on the big ice in Opole. He will really grow this season as a defenseman getting more opportunity.”
Playing in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Curti has caught the eye of several Tier II scouts in Canada and the United States. With additional development time, and an earlies start to the season in Europe, Opole HK expects more scouts will know his name quickly.
“We like Cooper’s game and what he brings to the defense core in Opole.” Said Joseph Kolodziej Opole HK Owner and General Manager “He will be one of our goaltenders best friends when he locks guys down. Our defensive scheme’s need these kinds of players and we are looking forward to getting him to Opole in a few weeks.”
Opole HK finished in second place during its first season in 2020-2021. Looking to build on that success and win a championship this year, Opole HK is adding players who want to compete at the highest level of Junior hockey in Europe. Opole HK has also joined the European University Hockey League for 2021-2022 in order to add more games to the schedule, and give players the opportunity to play in several other countries.
Opole HK is looking for one Forward and three Defensemen along with one Goaltender for the 2021-2022 season.
For more information on joining Opole HK this season contact Head Coach Brad Zangs Brad@opolehk.com