HC Lugano and the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers will play their first game on September 8. Lausanne HC, the SCL Tigers, and HC Ambrì-Piotta, for their part, will join the other National League teams on September 10.
Beware of any changes, the regular season is supposed to end on March 14, the pre-playoffs are set to start on March 18, and the playoffs on March 25. You can find the entire schedule for the National League if you follow the link below.
As for the Spengler Cup, no National League games will be scheduled during those weeks for another five years. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung already reported back in November that this will be the case, the league confirmed the report today.
Whether the National League games will be played in front of a full house remains to be seen, but in all likeliness only vaccinated, tested and persons who have recovered from Covid-19 who can prove their identity by means of a Covid-19 certificate will have access to the arenas. The National League will provide further details once they have made a final decision on the subject.