Roster - Switzerland

Sven Helfenstein, sixth selection of the New York Rangers in 2000; is probably the best Swiss player. He produced six points in seven games at the 2000 tournament in Sweden. But coach Jakob Kolliker also is looking for big things from Vitali Lakhmatov, a winger who emigrated from Ukraine and now is a regular with the Ambri-Piotta club coached by former Anaheim Mighty Ducks mentor Pierre Page. Defenseman Timo Helbling of the Windsor Spitfires was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 2000 draft. In 1991, the Swiss federation instituted a five-step national program, much like Canada's. It starts with an under-16 team and goes up to under -20 The result has been a vastly improved performance on the international scene. Switzerland surprised by winning a bronze medal at the 1998 tournament in Finland. The Swiss team defeated the USA in a summer tournament at Lake Placid, although the Americans were in the experimental stage with their roster at that time.

 

# Player S/C Ht. (cm) Wt. (kg) Birthdate 2000-01 Team
No Joueur T/A T. (cm) P. (kg) Naissance Équipe 2000-01
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
1 ZERZUBEN Martin L 179 72 02/02/81 SC Langnau
20 SCHODER Matthias L 180 73 20/07/82 EHC Winterthur
30 SIEVERT Pasqual L 185 87 10/06/81 HC Lugano
Defence/Défense
3 HELBLING Timo R 189 94 21/07/81 Windsor Spitfires
4 GOBBI John R 179 81 25/09/81 HC AmbrÌ Piotta
5 BLINDENBACHER Severin R 181 86 15/03/83 EHC Kloten
6 JOBIN David R 177 75 27/09/81 SC Bern
8 HIRSCHI Steve L 177 71 18/09/81 SC Langnau
11 FORSTER Beat L 185 95 02/02/83 HC Davos
15 STEPHAN Fabian L 187 74 21/07/81 SC Bern
23 GERBER Beat L 181 83 16/05/82 SC Langnau
Forwards/Avants
7 MONNET Thibaut L 182 84 02/02/82 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
9 HEBERLEIN Marc L 183 92 16/09/81 HC Davos
10 SUTTER Fabian L 181 76 28/06/82 SC Bern
12 BARTSCHI Deny L 183 75 03/04/82 EHC Kloten
13 WIRZ Valentin L 183 88 09/09/81 Fribourg-Gotteron
14 NEFF Claudio L 183 84 10/07/81 HC Davos
17 AEBERLI Patrick L 174 83 14/07/81 SC Rapperswil-Jona
18 NIGGLI Stefan L 187 89 08/05/81 EV Zug
19 DUCA Paolo R 178 85 03/06/81 HC Ambri Piotta
21 CAMENZIND Andreas L 184 84 01/02/82 HC Davos
22 REUILLE Sebastien L 181 73 22/06/81 EHC Kloten
24 CAMICHEL Duri L 178 72 06/05/82 EV Zug
26 BACK Rene L 179 83 08/09/82 HC Davos
27 HELFENSTEIN Sven R 180 78 30/07/82 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
28 LAKHMATOV Vitaly L 178 83 27/06/81 HC Ambri Piotta
29 NUSSLI Thomas R 188 85 12/03/82 EV Zug
29 HABERLIN Sandro L 187 85 03/01/81 SC Rapperswil-Jona

 

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach KOLLIKER Jakob
Assistant Coach JORNS Andre
Assistant Coach LAUTENSCHLAGER Beat
Team Leader MAZZETTI Roberto
Equipment Manager RUTISHAUSER Jàrg
Physiotherapist RITTER Thomas
Doctor GAHLER Ernst