Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by itzabreeze, Dec 9, 2006.
Does anyone know the roster for Switzerland, or when it will be announced?
Here's the preliminary list from the SEHV (Swiss Hockey Federation): 09.12.2006
Junioren-Nationalmannschaft U20 WM-Vorbereitung in der Schweiz und Schweden
Reto Berra (03.01.87) GCK Lions
Lukas Flueler (22.10.88) Ottawa 67's/CAN
Raffael Walter (08.01.87) EHC Visp
Damiano Ciaccio (10.02.89) HC Fribourg-Gotteron
Leonardo Genoni (28.08.87) GCK Lions
Robin Grossmann (17.08.87) Kloten Flyers
Roman Josi (01.06.90) SC Bern
Jeremie Kamerzin (17.02.88) SC Bern
Daniele Marghitola (07.03.88) HC Ambri-Piotta
Marco Maurer (21.02.88) EV Zug
Antoine Morandi (01.02.87) HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Matteo Nodari (23.11.87) HC Lugano
Ralph Prinz (18.03.87) SCL Tigers
Sebastian Schilt (16.05.87) Geneve-Servette HC
Lukas Stoop (01.03.90) GCK Lions
Yannick Weber (23.09.88) Kitchener Rangers/CAN
Marc Welti (27.01.88) HC Thurgau
Sven Berger (06.02.88) SCRJ Lakers
Fernando Heynen (27.05.87) EHC Visp
Roger Summermatter (21.02.87) HC Sierre
Gaetan Augsburger (04.04.88) Geneve-Servette HC
Jerome Bonnet (09.09.87) Geneve-Servette HC
Dario Burgler (18.12.87) EV Zug
Andrei Bykov (10.02.88) HC Fribourg-Gotteron
Luca Cunti (04.07.89) GCK Lions
Samuel Friedli (08.04.87) SCRJ Lakers
Etienne Froidevaux (20.03.89) SC Bern
Jeremy Gailland (06.04.88) HC Martigny
Arnaud Jacquemet (29.03.88) Kootenay Ice/CAN
Steve Kellenberger (06.02.87) Kloten Flyers
Fadri Lemm (06.04.87) HC Davos
Kevin Lotscher (17.02.88) SCL Tigers
Diego Schwarzenbach (09.05.87) EHC Olten
Gregory Sciaroni (07.04.89) HC Ambri-Piotta
Juraj Simek (29.09.87) Brandon Wheat Kings/CAN
Janick Steinmann (10.02.87) EV Zug
Adrian Brunner (16.10.87) Kloten Flyers
Peter Hurlimann (17.02.87) SCRJ Lakers
Adrien Lauper (14.08.87) HC Fribourg-Gotteron
Aurelio Lemm (16.05.88) GCK Lions
Roman Schlagenhauf (17.03.89) Kloten Flyers
Pascal Zbinden (13.01.87) HC Ajoie
Head coach: Jakob Kolliker
Assistant coach: Manuele Celio
Goalie coach: Alex Reinhard
Team manager: Roberto Mazzetti
I'm guessing the top line will be Simek-Cunti-?
The Swiss U-20 Team played 12 games in the regular Season in the 2nd Swiss Elite League to prepare for the WJC. It's a first year project.
12G 2W 2W in OT/SO 1 Loss in OT/SO 7 Losses 38:50
The idea was to have them more responsability in the U-20 Team than in their teams. Most of them play 3rd/4th Line roles in their teams. They used a large group of different players for each game, because they wanted to scout and when a player was on the team of the opponent roster, they had to play for their "home-team".
The top line could be Simek-Cunti-Bykov.
I'm rooting for a specific nation this year. I'm rooting for the Swiss.
I like the idea.
Yet another strike against Slava Bykov in my books.
About Andrei Bykov. His first name comes from the Slava Bykov's old friend Andrei Khomutov. It's nice.
A. Bykov is a very small player, with good vision and fast skating. It's a playmaker, like his father. I think his low weight is perfectly compensate by his skills. I don't think he'll be able to play in NHL in the future (there was just one Fleury(or StLouis)), but he can have a great career in Europa.
Have a look on him, it's not easy to be a Legend son. But he can be a good surprise.
More infos about swiss team.
Goalie: Berra Reto (GCK Lions), Flueler Lukas (Ottawa 67’s/CAN)
Defense: Grossmann Robin (Kloten Flyers), Josi Roman (SC Bern), Maurer Marco (EV Zug), Morandi Antoine (HC La Chaux-de-Fonds), Schilt Sebastian (GenÃ¨ve-Servette HC), Weber Yannick (Kitchener Rangers/CAN), Welti Marc (HC Thurgau)
Forwards: Augsburger GaÃ«tan (GenÃ¨ve-Servette HC), Bonnet JÃ©rÃ´me (GenÃ¨ve-Servette HC), BÃ¼rgler Dario (EV Zug), Bykov Andrei (HC Fribourg-GottÃ©ron), Friedli Samuel (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), Froidevaux Etienne (SC Bern), Jacquemet Arnaud (Kootenay Ice/CAN), Kellenberger Steve (Kloten Flyers), Lemm Fadri (HC Davos), LÃ¶tscher Kevin (SCL Tigers), Schwarzenbach Diego (EHC Olten), Simek Juraj (Brandon Wheat Kings/CAN), Steinmann Janick (EV Zug.
Keep a eye on Josi, very young defenseman (16 years)
I'm disappointing Genoni (G) or Aurelio Lemm (F) don't make the team.
I think it is for the best that Flueler made the team so that brought it down to Berra and Genoni. Berra just seems to be a hair better, Genoni looked ok when I saw him but not a real game stealer. I assume this team will harass the big boys as always. Their 2-2 draw with the US last year was quite impressive.
So Cunti didn't make it? Is that not a surprise?
I believe he's injured.
and more than that, its a sign of things to come. has anyone noticed how switzerland has been progressing these past few years? seriously. their team world championship, olympic and juniors teams have been getting better results as of lately. the world junior team last year took it to the canadians in a 4-3 game albeit there were really bad calls in that game. then you also have the world champ. team defeating russia not too long ago and coming close to beating canada in the world champ.. Also, the most obvious one of all, our best olympic showing since charmonix, we defeated the czechs and canadians. I can only envision more great things from this country in most competition levels.
Any more words/news on that? It's very disappointing, i was waiting for the chance to see him play
I made a mistake. Cunti isn't selected with the swiss team. He was cut in the end. he should be called if a other forward would be injured. Like forward JÃ©rÃ©my Gailland and Gregory Sciaroni.
I was very high on the Swiss for a while but for a couple of years it seemed the more talent they had they less they got accomplished. Maybe they were just in the wrong groups but it seemed when expectations rose they did not rise. Ramholt's group should have done better but they played scared against Canada. Stephan did not give them the same type of goaltending as his debut year. Last year expectations were not as high and the Swiss were solid.
I think the progress is also a change in attitude to hockey, doing whatever it takes.
The "old" group with Reto von Arx, Michel Riesen had enought talent, but not the fitting attitude to NA-Hockey Leagues.
I think Mark Streit determination to play for the Habs definitvely shows the young players that it IS possible to play in the NHL.
ehm..why? Cause his son is entitled to play for Switzerland? or you think he wouldn't deserve to be there and he is only because of his father?
Any idea why Adam Hasani was not invited to tryout for the team?
Infos about the Swiss U20 Team playing in the 2nd Swiss Elite League.
Well then--it is very surprising that a 16 yr old made the Swiss team,but Cunti who has been so hyped recently did not....
On the other hand---I expect returnees from last year's squad, RW Dario Buergler and Marco Mauer who both impressed me last year --And I was shocked both were not drafted in '06 ---to be impressive again for the Swiss this year...
It's a 16 years defenseman, and Cunti plays forward.
But one injured in the team, and perhaps Cunti'll come.
Slava Bykov received the position of the national team's head coach in part due to being "Russian" and the candidacies of more qualified foreign coaches were disregarded. I suppose this would be a non-issue in other hockey countries, and it certainly isn't a major issue in Russia... but it looks a little bad when your son doesn't play for the national team you "represent" based on your nationality - even as a coach.