National League

For the upcoming season, only minor changes in the roster of Swiss champion SC Bern are planned. The main focus are the two open import-spots and maybe a return of some well-known faces from North America.

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As the Berner Zeitung writes in a wrap-up on SC Bern's roster situation for the next season, team manager Alex Chatelain will not change too much about the current team. So far, only the signings of goalie Leonardo Genoni (Davos) and defenseman Jérémie Kamerzin (Fribourg) are fixed.

Although Flurin Randegger and Timo Helbling leave SCB, there are currently eight defenseman on their team. "We're having an eye on what happens in Kloten," Chatelain says to the Berner Zeitung. If the Bears will sign an import-defenseman is not sure. Ambrì's Mikko Mäenpää or Zug's Daniel Sondell, however, are not an option. For the two open-import spots, a contract extension with Derek Roy is possible, talks between him and the club are scheduled for the upcoming week. Trevor Smith's chances on a contract extension, on the other hand, are rather slim.

Whereas young forward Nico Hischier decides this summer if he will move overseas, 19-year-old forward Dario Meyer (Edmonton) might be a candidate for SC Bern. In addition, Chatelain is also looking at further possible returnees: "We're waiting to see what happens with Joel Vermin, Tanner Richard, and Ronalds Kenins," he says. (tme)