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As Director of National Teams Raeto Raffainer announces, top talent Nico Hischier will not join the Swiss national team for the World Championship in Paris and Cologne.

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Will Nico Hischier make his national team debut at the IIHF Worlds or not? Raeto Raffainer, Director of National Teams, has a clear answer: "No, he won't". As Raffainer says, Hischier has played a lot of games over the course of the past season.

Although he believes that the 18-year-old would be able to adapt quickly and take the leap from the U18 to the national team, he has the well-being of Hischier in mind: "It would be too much for Hischier if he prolonged his season and played the World Championship for us."

Raeto Raffainer about the U18 and Nico Hischier (SIHF / YouTube)
Last Update:  21 April 2017, 12:37 PM | tme

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