IIHF World Championship

Patrick Fischer has invited eight players from the National League finals and four NHL players to the preparation camp.

Patrick Fischer has called up more players
Robert Hradil / RvS.Media

For the last phase of the preparation for this year's World Championship, Patrick Fischer has added several players. From newly-crowned Swiss champion EV Zug netminder Leonardo Genoni, defensemen Raphael Diaz, Tobias Geisser and Santeri Alatalo as well as forwards Grégory Hofmann and Dario Simion join. From finalist Genève-Servette HC forwards Noah Rod and Joël Vermin join.

There are also four players from overseas that will be part of the new roster. The New Jersey Devils have released defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler as well as forward Nico Hischier, the Chicago Blackhawks send Philipp Kurashev and the San Jose Sharks will be represented by Timo Meier.

All members of the national team are currently in quarantine. They will be tested for Covid-19 on Monday and, if everything goes according to plan, will fly to Riga on Thursday.

Switzerland's new roster after the additions:

Goaltenders: Reto Berra (HC Fribourg-Gottéron), Melvin Nyffeler (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), Leonardo Genoni (EV Zug)

Defensemen: Michael Fora (HC Ambrì-Piotta), Lukas Frick, Fabian Heldner (Lausanne HC), Romain Loeffel (HC Lugano), Janis Jérôme Moser (EHC Biel-Bienne), Ramon Untersander (SC Bern), Domink Egli (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), Santeri Alatalo, Raphael Diaz, Tobias Geisser (EV Zug), Mirco Müller (Leksands IF/SHL), Jonas Siegenthaler (New Jersey Devils)

Forwards: Alessio Bertaggia (HC Lugano), Christoph Bertschy (Lausanne HC), Andres Ambühl, Enzo Corvi, Fabrice Herzog (HC Davos), Kilian Mottet, Samuel Walser (HC Fribourg-Gottéron), Vincent Praplan, Tristan Scherwey (SC Bern), Sven Andrighetto (ZSC Lions), Grégory Hofmann, Dario Simion (EV Zug), Noah Rod, Joël Vermin (Genève-Servette HC), Nico Hischier (New Jersey Devils), Philipp Kurashev (Chicago Blackhawks), Timo Meier (San Jose Sharks)

( 09 May 2021 | esi | Report an error )

Become a part of swisshockeynews.ch!

We are always looking for passionate hockey fans who want to be part of swisshockeynews.ch. Join our team and help us take our project to the next level!