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Switzerland/Suisse

Team Summary/Sommaire d'Équipe

Did you know?

…that in the 1980s, the Schweitzer Cup became the Stanley Cup for women’s hockey in Switzerland

The Swiss qualified for a trip to Halifax by winning the 2002 Division I section of the World Championships. They had played most recently at the 1999 World Women’s Championship, but this year they arrive with an experienced head coach and a roster full of youth. That head coach is none other than Diane Michaud, who won gold as a player with Canada at the 1990 and 1992 world championships. She was head coach for Team Quebec at the 1995 Canada Winter Games and has been head of the Swiss program since 2001. Michaud will rely first and most heavily on her last line of defence—her goalies. Patricia Sautter and Riitta Schaeublin both play in the USA. The third goalie is 15-year-old Florence Schelling who is currently playing with a boys team in Switzerland. The defence is headed by two veterans, Mirjam Baechler and Monika Leuenberger, who have played 130 and 132 international games, respectively, for La Suisse. Beyond that pair, though, is a bevy of inexperienced blueliners, notably Sabrina Arnet, Nicole Bullo, Elisabeth Ingold, Julia Marty, and Christine Meier. The forwards are led by 31-year-old Ruth Kunzle, a fine two-way player. Noted for scoring are Jeanette Marty and Daniela Diaz, and Sandrine Ray might be the most exciting player on the team with her speed and skill. Rachel Rochat plays in Chesapeake Bay, USA during the season and Kathrin Lehmann is not only a forward with this team but also a goalie with the Swiss National Women’s Football (soccer) Team. The rest of the forwards include Silvia Bruggmann, Sandra Cattaneo, Ramona Fuhrer, Melanie Hafliger, Stephanie Marty, Tina Schumacher, Anita Steinmann, and Nicky Walder.

Roster/Alignement
No Player S/C Ht. Wt. Birthdate 2003-04 Team
No Joueuse L/C T. P. Naissance Équipe 2003-2004
Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but
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Schaublin, Riitta
L/G
182
80
9/7/82
Duluth Bulldogs (USA)
25
Sautter, Patricia
L/G
165
68
2/28/79
Duluth Greenmill (USA)
30
Schelling, Florence
L/G
172
61
3/9/89
GCK Lions
Defence/Défense
6
Marty, Julia
L/G
170
70
4/16/88
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
10
Bullo, Nicole
L/G
159
52
7/18/87
HC Lugano
11
Baechler, Mirjam
L/G
162
62
11/16/72
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
16
Meier, Christine
L/G
169
65
5/24/86
EHC Illnau-Effretikon
23
Leuenberger, Monika
R/D
180
82
4/11/73
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
28
Arnet, Sabrina
L/G
165
63
1/2/85
SC Reinach
Forwards/Avants
3
Hafliger, Melanie
L/G
159
55
9/29/82
SC Reinach
4
Diaz, Daniela
R/D
170
72
6/16/82
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
9
Kunzle, Ruth
R/D
166
60
3/29/72
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
13
Marty, Jeanette
L/G
175
70
8/11/75
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
15
Fuhrer, Ramona
L/G
163
67
4/13/79
DHC Lyss
17
Schumacher, Tina
L/G
160
57
3/20/78
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
18
Marty, Stefanie
L/G
168
70
4/16/88
EV Zug - Seewen Herti
20
Lehmann, Kathrin
L/G
171
70
2/27/80
TV Kornwestheim (GER)
21
Cattaneo, Sandra
L/G
166
64
1/25/75
EHC Illnau-Effretikon
22
Bruggmann, Silvia
L/G
168
54
2/20/78
DSC Oberthurgau
24
Ray, Sandrine
L/G
163
59
5/11/83
HC Lugano
27
Steinmann, Anita
R/D
180
78
4/8/80
DSC Oberthurgau

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach/Entraîneure-chef : Diane Michaud
Assistant coach/Entraîneur chef : René Kammerer
Goaltending coach/Entr. des gardiennes : Daniel Hüni
Team Manager/Responsable d’équipe : Barbara Müller
Equipment Manager/Resp. de l’équipement : Patricia Heniger
Team Doctor/Médecin d’équipe : Sandra Meier
Physiotherapist/Physiothérapeute : Myriam Ayachi
Massage therapist/Thérapeute de massage : Roque Pretel
Mental Coach/Entraîneur psychologique : Ruedi Zahner
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines