At the Karjala Cup in Turku, Switzerland will face Finland (November 10), Sweden (November 12), and Czechia (November 13). 25 players have been nominated by head coach Patrick Fischer for the first national team gathering of the season.
"The anticipation for the tournament is huge amongst us", Fischer states. "It gives us the opportunity to see the players in serious matches against the best teams in Europe for the first time as early as November."
Travis Green, formerly head coach of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks (and still on their payroll), will support the coaching staff. "We want to use this opportunity to get valuable input for our future path from a proven expert with no previous connection to the team", Lars Weibel, Director National Teams, states.
Defensemen (8): Santeri Alatalo, Mirco Müller (HC Lugano), Dominik Egli (HC Davos), Patrick Geering, Dean Kukan, Christian Marti (ZSC Lions), Tobias Geisser (EV Zug), Roger Karrer (Genève-Servette HC),
Forwards (15): Andres Ambühl, Enzo Corvi (HC Davos), Sven Andrighetto (ZSC Lions), Christoph Bertschy (Fribourg-Gottéron), Nando Eggenberger, Tyler Moy (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), Gaëtan Haas (EHC Biel-Bienne), Grégory Hofmann, Dario Simion (EV Zug), Ken Jäger, Damien Riat (Lausanne HC), Inti Pestoni (HC Ambri-Piotta), Vincent Praplan, Noah Rod (Genève-Servette HC), Calvin Thürkauf (HC Lugano)