Swiss Women's National Team

The Swiss Women's national team finishes the Halloween Cup in Dmitrow in second place. Despite a loss in the final, Daniela Diaz is convinced that her team is on the right track.

Photo: / Andreas Haas

With the victories against Germany (5-2) and Czechia (1-0), the Swiss improved their record of the preparation for the Olympic Games to eight wins in a row. They had not been beaten sînce the Relegation Round at the World Championship in April. The loss to Russia, who will be in a group with the USA, Finnland and Canada at the Olympics, signified the end of this streak.

Overall, head Coach Daniela Diaz was content with her team's tournament: "The three games brought us closer to our goal to find the perfect line combinations and the right distribution of roles within the team. We are absolutely on the right track."

Diaz wants to be done with this part of her plan after the tournaments in Příbram and Füssen/Telfs. By mid-January, she will have to have selected the 23 players (three goaltenders, 20 forwards/defenders) who she will take with to PyeongChang to defend their bronze medal from Sochi.

Switzerland - Germany 5-2 (1-1, 4-1, 0-0)

Eisstadion Dmitrow - 40 spectators

Goals: 9. Lanzl 0:1. 13. Müller (Gass) 1-1. 22. Stiefel (Stalder, Müller) 2-1. 33. Meier (Staenz, Raselli) 3-1. 34. Feldmeier 3:2. 37. Laura Benz (Stiefel) 4-2. 39. Staenz (Raselli, Meier) 5:2.

Notes: 33 to 15 shots for Switzerland

Czechia - Switzerland 0-1 (0-0, 0-0, 0-1)

Eisstadion Dmitrow - 50 spectators

Goal: 51. Staenz (Meier, Stalder) 0-1.

Notes: 21 to 23 shots against Switzerland.

Russia - Switzerland 3-0 (0-0, 2-0, 1-0)

Eisstadion Dmitrow - 850 spectators

Goals: 24. Shokina 1-0. 38. Belyakova 2-0. 52. Malyavko 3-0.

Notes: 24 to 33 shots against Switzerland. Andrea Brändli was named "Best Goaltender" of the tournament.

Last Update: 13 November 2017, 05:14 AM | mso