As the South Tyrolean portal SportNews.bz writes, Italy will have two players engaged in Switzerland on the roster for their World Championship preparation, forwards Stephan Deluca and Alessandro Segafredo. HC Ambrì-Potta's Diego Kostner will not be part of them due to injury-related reasons.
21-year-old Deluca is a member of EHC Biel but has spent the season with the HCB Ticino Rockets in the Swiss League. 16-year-old Alessandro Segafredo is part of the ZSC/GCK Lions' youth organization.
Amongst others, Italy will play a preparation game against Switzerland on May 4.