After leaving EHC Olten for HC Ambrì-Piotta last summer, Stanislav Horanský was already back with the Mice in February on a B-licence. Now he has officially re-joined the team on a three-year deal. In the National League, the 27-year-old put up one goal and four assists in 23 games. Since his return, he recorded four goals and six assists in 12 appearances.
Olten has also bid farewell to several players. Besides the already known departures of Evgeni Chiriaev (to EHC Visp), Esbjørn Fogstad Vold (Frisk Asker/Norway), Alban Rexha (EHC Basel) and Janis Elsener (SCL Tigers), Philipp Rytz and Diego Schwarzenbach will also not be back next season.
In Schwarzenbach's case, the forward does not know what the future brings just yet. "I am certainly not going to stop. But I am also no longer willing to go far away somewhere", he tells the Oltner Tagblatt. There have been talks with EHC Winterthur and HC Ajoie, but the likeliest option seems to be EHC Basel.