Originally, the Women's Worlds was to have taken place last May in Halifax and Truro in Nova Scotia (Canada). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament had to be canceled at short notice.
Compared to the original line-up, there are two changes in head coach Colin Muller's final squad: goaltender Vanessa Bolinger cannot take part in the tournament for professional reasons, while veteran Nicole Bullo has to withdraw for health reasons. Their spots have been taken by goalie Caroline Spies and forward Emma Ingold.
Switzerland plays the World Cup in Group A with the USA, Finland, Canada, and Russia. The five teams in Group A are automatically qualified for the quarterfinals, while the teams in Group B fight for the remaining three places in the knockout round.
"The focus is on the quarterfinal, we definitely want to win that game and continue to establish ourselves in the top 5 in the world," says Daniela Diaz, Manager of the Women's National Teams. Switzerland finished 5th in Finland in 2019."
Goaltenders (3): Andrea Brändli (Ohio State University/USA), Saskia Maurer (University of Saint Thomas/USA), Caroline Spies (EHC Basel Nachwuchs).
Defenders (8): Lara Christen (GCK/ZSC Lions), Sarah Forster (AIK Hockey/SWE), Janine Hauser (GCK/ZSC Lions), Nadine Hofstetter (SC Reinach), Sinja Leemann (GCK/ZSC Lions), Shannon Sigrist (Linköping HC/SWE), Nicole Vallario (University of Saint Thomas/USA), Stefanie Wetli (Thurgau Indien Ladies).
Forwards (14): Rahel Enzler (University of Maine/USA), Mara Frey (SC Reinach), Emma Ingold (Neuchâtel Hockey Academy), Lena Marie Lutz (Thurgau Indien Ladies), Alina Marti (GCK/ZSC Lions), Alina Müller (Northeastern University/USA), Evelina Raselli (HC Ladies Lugano), Lisa Rüedi (GCK/ZSC Lions), Dominique Rüegg (GCK/ZSC Lions), Noemi Ryhner (HC Ladies Lugano), Phoebe Staenz (Leksands IF/SWE), Lara Stalder (Brynäs IF/SWE), Kaleigh Quennec (University of Montreal/CAN), Laura Zimmermann (EV Bomo Thun).