Swiss League

As HC Red Ice announces, Matjaz Kopitar will be HC Red Ice' head coach as of next season, he signed a one-year deal plus option. The 51-year-old has been the coach of Slowenia's national team for the past years.


Furthermore, EHC Olten's Sami El Assaoui and Lausanne HC's Simon Fischer have both signed with HC Red Ice for the 2016-17 season. Simon Fischer will be a part of HC Red Ice squad at least for the next two seasons and has an option to extend for a third.

Both players have a clause included in their contract, which would allow them to sign with a National League A team until this May.

The club also announces that they have extended the contract of Slovakian Jozef Balej. The forward, who arrived during the course of this season, has signed a new contract for the upcoming season with the possibility to renew for an additional year. (lcu)