IIHF World Junior Championship

In mid-December, the Swiss U20-national team will have a training camp in Niagara (USA) in order to prepare for the upcoming 2018 IIHF World Juniors in Buffalo. Nico Hischier will not be present at all.

Photo: Icon Sportswire / Vincent Ethier

Today, U20-head coach Christian Wohlwend announced the roster for the preparation camp. At the same time, as expected, the SIHF confirmed that 2017 NHL first round pick Nico Hischier, 18, has not been released by the New Jersey Devils to join his Swiss teammates for the World Juniors.

As part of the preparation camp in Niagara, Switzerland will play three test games against Denmark (Dec 17), Finland (Dec 20) and Canada (Dec 22) in Hamilton, which will all be broadcasted live on MySports.

The U20-national team roster for the preparation camp in Niagara:

Netminders (3): Matteo Ritz (Lausanne HC), Andrin Seifert (EHC Kloten), Philip Wüthrich (SC Bern)

Defensemen (10): Davyd Barandun (HC Davos), Tim Berni (GCK/ZSC Lions), Dominik Egli (EHC Kloten), Tobias Geisser (EVZ Academy), Colin Gerber (SC Bern), Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals/OHL), Simon Le Coultre (Moncton Wildcats/QMJHL), Victor Öjdemark (EV Zug), Elia Riva (HC Lugano), Livio Stadler (EV Zug)

Forwards (18): Fabian Berni (GCK/ZSC Lions), Marco Cavalleri (Victoriaville Tigres/QMJHL), Nando Eggenberger (HC Davos), André Heim (SC Bern), Ken Jäger (HC Davos), Gilian Kohler (Kootenay Ice/WHL), Philipp Kurashev (Québec Remparts/QMJHL) Sven Leuenberger (EV Zug), Guillaume Maillard (Genève-Servette HC), Marco Miranda (GCK/ZSC Lions) , Nicolas Müller (Modo Hockey/SWE), Valentin Nussbaumer (EHC Biel), Stéphane Patry (Erie Otters/OHL), Dario Rohrbach (EHC Basel/KLH), Stefan Rüegsegger (SCL Tigers), Justin Sigrist (Kamloops Blazers/WHL), Axel Simic (Lausanne HC), Dominik Volejnicek (EV Zug)

Last Update: 05 December 2017, 05:22 PM | rlu/jca

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