Four rounds before the end of the SWHL A's regular season, it is clear that the ZSC Lions, HC Lugano, and EV Bomo Thun will definitely take part in the playoffs. SC Reinach and the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy will both try and gain the last available spot.

Photo: Mauricette Schnyder

This past weekend, everything followed the usual script: the ZSC Lions won against Reinach and Thun, Lugano secured victories against SC Weinfelden and Neuchâtel. EV Bomo Thun won their game against Neuchâtel and thus clinched a playoff spot. The last available spot will either go to Reinach or Neuchâtel. Reinach has the advantage as they are five points ahead of Neuchâtel in the standings. On January 19, they will face each other in a game which might turn out to be decisive.

The superiority of the ZSC Lions shows in the scorer list of the regular season: Alina Müller leads the list with 46 points (27 goals, 19 assists), followed by Isabel Waidacher with 40 points (17/23) and Nina Waidacher with 39 points (19/20). That has been the case three times in the last 10 years at the end of the regular season (16/17, 10/11 and 09/10) - twice the ZSC Lions became champions (16/17 and 10/11).

SWHL A, Resultats: ZSC Lions – EV Bomo Thun 4:0 (2:0, 2:0, 0:0). Neuchâtel Hockey Academy – HC Lugano 0:5 (0:2, 0:3, 0:0). SC Weinfelden – SC Reinach 3:4 (0:0, 0:0, 3:4). SC Weinfelden – HC Lugano 1:5 (0:2, 0:2, 1:1). Neuchâtel Hockey Academy – EV Bomo Thun 1:6 (0:1, 0:4, 1:1). SC Reinach – ZSC Lions 2:5 (0:0, 1:3, 1:2).

Standings (Points gained out of the Qualification divided by two): 1. ZSC Lions 6/32. 2. HC Lugano 6/26. 3. EV Bomo Thun 6/21. 4. SC Reinach 6/13. 5. Neuchâtel Hockey Academy 6/8. 6. SC Weinfelden 6/0.

Last Update: 04 December 2017, 05:38 AM | mso/jca