IIHF World Junior Championship

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Vancouver and in Victoria, Canada.

Axel Simic is one of 27 players travelling to Canada.
Robert Hradil / RvS.Media

The team, which was selected by head coach Christian Wohlwend, will fly to Canada next Wednesday. In advance of the tournament, they will play three exhibition games, one in Victoria, one in Port Alberni and one in Burnaby. The opponents will be Canada, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

The current roster figures 27 players. Four will be cut on December 23, three days ahead of the start of the tournament on December 26.

The roster reads as follows:

Goaltenders: Luca Jan Hollenstein (EVZ Academy, 2000), Akira Schmid (Omaha Lancers/USHL, 2000), Gianluca Zaetta (EVZ Academy, 1999).

Defensemen: David Aebischer (Gatineau Olympiques/QMJHL, 2000), Davyd Barandun (HC Davos, 2000), Tim Berni (ZSC Lions, 2000), Gianluca Burger (GCK Lions, 1999), Tobias Geisser (Hershey Bears/AHL, 1999), Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals/OHL, 2000), Simon Le Coultre (Moncton Wildcats/QMJHL, 1999), Janis Moser (EHC Biel, 2000), Dario Wüthrich (EVZ Academy, 1999).

Forwards: Yannick Brüschweiler (GCK Lions, 1999), Ian Derungs (Kingston Frontenacs/OHL, 1999), Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals/OHL, 1999), Jeremi Gerber (SC Bern, 2000), Philipp Kurashev (Quebec Remparts/QMJHL, 1999), Marco Lehmann (EHC Kloten, 1999), Sven Leuenberger (EV Zug, 1999), Nicolas Müller (Modo Hockey/ SWE, 1999), Valentin Nussbaumer (Shawinigan Cataractes/QMJHL, 2000), Sandro Schmid (Malmö Redhawks / SWE, 2000), Justin Sigrist (GCK/ZSC Lions, 1999), Axel Simic (Lausanne HC, 1999), Kyen Sopa (Niagara IceDogs/OHL, 2000), Matthew Verboon (Salmon Arm Silverbacks/BCHL, 2000), Luca Wyss (SC Langenthal, 1999).

Exhibition Games

Switzerland - Canada; Thursday, December 20, 2018, 2:00 am (CET), Victoria (CAN).
Switzerland - Kazakhstan, Saturday, December 22, 2018, 4:00 am (CET), Port Alberni (CAN).
Switzerland - Russia, Monday, December 24, 2018, 03.30 am (CET), Burnaby (CAN).

Last Update: 07 Dezember 2018, 07:35 PM | mso*

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