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Cross Wrap sponsored athlete won bronze

Cross Wrap sponsored athlete won bronze

Elisa Holopainen and Satu Kivelä

Cross Wrap sponsored athlete Ms. Elisa Holopainen won bronze at the 2019 junior women hockey world Championships tournament help in Japan. The Kalpa Next Generation sponsorship program athlete and Finnish junior women hockey team striker Elisa visited Cross Wrap office 29th of January 2019 to handout a sponsorship diploma to Cross Wrap CEO. Mrs. Satu Kivelä. The visit was a part of the Kalpa Next Generation sponsorship program and it gave us at Cross Wrap a true insight to the life of a young world series level athlete and her future.

Elisa did reveal her plans in hockey, which include a possible placing in the Finnish A-series national women hockey team. The upcoming weeks for her include a two-phase hockey camp in Finland and in Russia. This move to the higher league lets Elisa to play as part of one of the best world series teams and face the toughest opponents such as team Canada and team USA.

– The junior world series tournament was a true challenge for us, and it gave good experience from the international level of hockey playing. I did manage to play a very good tournament, which did pay out as recognition for the tournament’s best striker award, Elisa notes.

Elisa has played as a striker with the Kalpa junior women hockey team and will continue with Kalpa during rest of her studies at the Kuopio city classical high school. The school has been also in a key part of giving her the best possibilities to be a key player in the Kalpa and in the Finnish junior women hockey team.

– The studies are going well and there is plenty of time for practicing and playing, Elisa tells.

The upcoming series shifts will give Elisa new challenges, but fortunately she can tackle them together with couple of her team mates, who are moving to the same team. We at Cross Wrap congratulate Elisa for the bronze medal and wish all the best for her in the future. We will keep on rooting for her throughout her hockey playing career and life.