IIHF World Junior Championship

Christian Wohlwend cut Dario Wüthrich (EV Zug), Ian Derungs (Kingston Frontenacs) and Kyen Sopa (Niagara IceDogs).

World Junior roster (almost) set
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With that, Switzerland's roster for this year's World Juniors is almost set. One defenseman still needs to be cut from the team during the tournament. For now, there are three goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards in the team. The tournament will start on December 26 and will be finished on January 5.

According to Raeto Raffainer, the goal for the U20 national team is it to qualify for the quarterfinals and to "get closer to the top nations" again. All games will be shown live on MySports.

The roster:

Goaltenders (3): Luca Jan Hollenstein (EV Zug), Akira Schmid (Omaha Lancers / USA), Gianluca Zaetta (EV Zug).

Defenders (8): David Aebischer (Gatineau Olympiques / CAN), Davyd Barandun (HC Davos), Tim Berni (GCK/ZSC Lions), Gianluca Burger (GCK/ZSC Lions), Tobias Geisser (Hershey Bears / USA), Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals / CAN), Simon Le Coultre (Moncton Wildcats / CAN), Janis Moser (EHC Biel-Bienne).

Forwards (13): Yannick Brüschweiler (GCK/ZSC Lions), Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals / CAN), Jeremi Gerber (SC Bern), Philipp Kurashev (Québec Remparts / CAN), Marco Lehmann (EHC Kloten), Sven Leuenberger (EV Zug), Nicolas Müller (Modo Hockey / SWE), Valentin Nussbaumer (Shawinigan Cataractes / CAN), Sandro Schmid (Malmö Redhawks / SWE), Justin Sigrist (GCK/ZSC Lions), Ramon Tanner (EHC Biel-Bienne), Matthew Verboon (Salmon Arm Silverbacks / CAN), Luca Wyss (SC Langenthal).

Preliminary Games:

Wednesday, December 26, 10pm CET: Switzerland - Czech Republic
Friday, December 28, 2am CET: Switzerland - Canada
Saturday, December 29, 10pm CET: Switzerland - Denmark
Monday, December 31, 2am CET: Switzerland - Russia

Last Update: 24 December 2018, 10:28 AM | mso

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