Swiss Women's Hockey Cup

The participants of the final tournament of the Swiss Women's Hockey Cup, which will take place in Biasca on January 27/28, have been determined: EV Bomo Thun, the ZSC Lions, the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy, and SC Weinfelden won their respective quarterfinal games.

Photo: Maurciette Schnyder

By far the most interesting game was the game between the defending champions HC Lugano and bronze medal winner EV Bomo Thun. Originally, the game was supposed to take place at the Winter Classic in Crans-Montana, but due to the weather, it had to be relocated to Thun.

At their home rink, Thun was up 3-0 by the end of the second period, but they let Lugano back into the game in the last period, so the winner had to be determined in a shootout. They converted three of their shootout attempts and thus beat last year's SWHC's champion.

In the other matchups, the SWHL A teams (the ZSC Lions, the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy, SC Weinfelden) won their games against SWHL B and C teams easily: the Lions beat SC Langenthal (SWHL B) with 19-0, Weinfelden won with 20-0 against the Rapperswil-Jona Lady Lakers (SWHL C), and Neuchâtel beat Sursee with 4-0.

With HC Lugano's loss, the final tournament in Biasca (semifinal games on Saturday, final on Sunday) will take place without the Ticinese top team.

Swiss Women’s Hockey Cup, Quarterfinals: EV Bomo Thun (A) – HC Lugano (A) 4:3 n.P. (1:0, 2:0, 0:3, 0:0, 1:0). Rapperswil-Jona Lady Lakers (C) – SC Weinfelden (A) 0:20 (0:6, 0:8, 0:6). SC Langenthal (B) – ZSC Lions (A) 0:19 (0:6, 0:3, 0:10). Sursee (C) – Neuchâtel Hockey Academy (A) 0:4 (0:2, 0:2, 0:0). – Qualified for the final tournament: EV Bomo Thun, ZSC Lions, SC Weinfelden and the Neuchâtel Hockey Academy.

Last Update: 11 December 2017, 10:55 AM | mso/jca