ZSC Lions, HC Lugano, EV Bomo Thun, and SC Reinach: These are the standings of the SWHL A ahead of the game between last season's champion and the runner-up.

Photo: Mauricette Schnyder

The standings (after ten games) look similar to the past years'. The ZSC Lions, HC Lugano and EV Bomo Thun are constant, only SC Reinach and the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy have switched places. Reinach is now in fourth place and Neuchâtel in fifth place ahead of the Masterround.

Who can stop the Lions?

The seeds for the Masterround, which will start on November 18 after the international break, are now set. Two questions remain: Who can stop the ZSC Lions or at least slow their run towards another championship win? Will Reinach manage to stay in the top four? Since the points gained in the Qualification will be divided by two ahead of the Masterround, Neuchâtel will only be two points behind Reinach, four behind Thun. Once again, SC Weinfelden has no chance of qualifying for the playoffs as they lost ten games in a row.

SWHL A, Results: ZSC Lions – SC Reinach 7:1 (0:0, 3:0, 4:1). HC Lugano – Neuchâtel Hockey Academy 10:0 (2:0, 4:0, 4:0). EV Bomo Thun – ZSC Lions 1:5 (1:2, 0:3, 0:0). SC Reinach – SC Weinfelden 10:1 (3:0, 5:0, 2:1). HC Lugano – SC Weinfelden.

Standings: 1. ZSC Lions 9/25. 2. HC Lugano 9/22. 3. EV Bomo-Thun 10/17. 4. SC Reinach 10/13. 5. Neuchâtel Hockey Academy 10/10. 6. SC Weinfelden 10/0.

Last Update: 30 October 2017, 05:39 AM | mso/jca