The 51-year-old Italian is the successor of Steve Huard who was let go by the organization before the start of the playoffs.

HC Ladies Lugano ready for new season

Nando Ilic, who served as an ad-interim head coach for the HC Ladies Lugano in the playoffs, will be Massimo Fedrizzi's assistant coach. Fedrizzi coached Italy's U18 team for the past couple of seasons and also served as head coach of HC Ambrì-Piotta's SWHL D team.

As for the SWHL A team's roster, it has mostly remained the same. However, they have added defender Franziska Stocker, 21, and forward Anita Muraro, 19, as their two import players.

( 11 September 2019 | mso )