You’ve probably never heard of Juuso Kopra before considering he’s only 16-years-old and is currently playing Jr. B hockey in Finland, but the young goalie didn’t something pretty incredible on Sunday night.
Kopra is currently playing for the Kisa-Eagles U18 in Finland’s U18 Jr. B Mestis league. On Sunday they ended up losing 5-0 to Porin Ässät, but it could have been a lot worse for the Kisa-Eagles if Kopra didn’t steal the show with a 100-save performance.
Considering most goalies usually face anywhere from 20-30 shots against in an entire game, the 16-year-old Finnish goalie pretty much dealt with an entire game’s worth of action in every period of the game. Meanwhile, the opposing goalie walked away with a shutout while only making 12 saves the entire night.
Kopra ended the night with a 95.24 save percentage and received a standing ovation from his teammates in the locker room following the game, according to Lassi Kuisma of Finland’s Iltalehti.
The youngster turned 16 one week ago and currently owns a 4.66 goals against average and a .923 save percentage through nine games in first season of U18 Jr. hockey.