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Among the Swiss players who will leave the club, four will wear another jersey in the upcoming season, while two have decided to retire.

Frédérik Gauthier is one of the imports leaving HC Ajoie
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A few months ahead of the start of the 2024-25 season, HC Ajoie gives an update on the status of their roster by bidding farewell to eleven players. As known, Alain Birbaum hangs up his skates and joins the junior organization of the Ajoulots. Gregory Sciaroni, too, is officially retired. At the moment, it is not clear whether he will also join Ajoie as a coach as rumored.

The four Swiss players leaving Porrentruy for other clubs are Ueli Huber (?), Steven Macquat (?), Tim Wolf (EV Zug), and Jesse Zgraggen (rumored to HC Ambrì-Piotta). Concerning the import players, HC Ajoie will not be giving new contracts to Guillaume Asselin (EHC Olten), Daniel Audette (?), Frédérik Gauthier (?), Éric Gélinas (?) and Dmytro Timashov (?).

HC Ajoie also informs that they have reached an agreement with versatile forward Adam Rundqvist for a one-year extension. Additionally, they have signed HC Lugano's youngster Emils Veckaktins to a one-year deal with an option for an additional season. The 19-year-old Latvian forward was third in points-per-game in the U20 championship with 48 points (23 goals) in 33 games. Internationally, Veckaktins participated in two World Juniors. He possesses a Swiss player's license.

The current roster of HC Ajoie for the 2024-25 season

Goaltenders (3): Damiano Ciaccio, Benjamin Conz (new), Noah Patenaude.

Defenders (8): TJ Brennan ((USA)), Kevin Fey, Jannik Fischer, Arno Nussbaumer (new), Valentin Pilet, Bastien Pouilly, Joel Scheidegger, Thomas Thiry.

Forwards (10): Kevin Bozon, Philip-Michaël Devos ((CAN)), Thibault Frossard,
Jonathan Hazen ((CAN)), Louis Robin (new), Matteo Romanenghi, Adam Rundqvist, Reto Schmutz, Jerry Turkulainen (new, (FIN)), Emils Veckaktins (new).

( 27 March 2024 | lle )