SUI - Alignement
# NAME POS CLUB BORN HT. WT. NHL STATUS
30 Marco Buhrer G EHC Kloten 09/10/79 5'8 154 Eligible 1999 Draft
1 Flavio Ludke G EHC Uzwil 06/02/80 5'10 155 Eligible 1999 Draft
20 Oliver Wissman G GC Zurich 16/01/79 511 187 Eligible 1999 Draft
27 Goran Bezina D HC Fribourg-Gotteron 21/03/80 6'2 192 Eligible 1999 Draft
19 Martin Hohener D EHC Kloten 23/06/80 6'1 174 Eligible 1999 Draft
6 David Jobin D SC Bern 27/09/81 5'9 167 Eligible 2000 Draft
13 Roland Kaser D EHC Wiki-Munsingen 15/10/79 6'1 162 Eligible 1999 Draft
24 Ronny Keller D GC Zurich 06/10/79 5'10 170 Eligible 1999 Draft
2 Pascal Muller D SC Langnau 10/04/79 5'11 168 Eligible 1999 Draft
9 Alain Reist D EHC Biel 07/12/79 6'1 176 Eligible 1999 Draft
23 Gregor Thommen D SC Bern 16/02/80 6'0 162 Eligible 1999 Draft
8 Alexis Vacheron D SC Langnau 05/07/79 5'9 162 Eligible 1999 Draft
22 Julien Vauclair D HC Lugano 02/10/79 6'0 182 Ottawa
15 Fabio Beccarelli F EHC Chur 18/05/79 5'9 174 Eligible 1999 Draft
25 Loic Burkhalter F HC La Chaux-de-Fonds 11/02/80 6'0 182 Eligible 1999 Draft
26 Jan Cadieux F Rimouski (QMJHL) 17/03/80 5'9 167 Eligible 1999 Draft
7 Luca Cereda F HC Ambri-Piotta 07/09/81 6'2 202 Eligible 1999 Draft
17 Bjorn Christen F SC Bern 05/04/80 6'1 178 Eligible 1999 Draft
4 Flavien Conne F HC Fribourg-Gotteron 01/04/80 5'10 168 Eligible 1999 Draft
5 Alain Demuth F HC Ambri-Piotta 03/06/79 5'9 140 Eligible 1999 Draft
11 Philipp Folghera F EHC Kloten 07/05/79 5'9 185 Eligible 1999 Draft
12 Sacha Guerne F EHC Biel 17/03/79 5'11 167 Eligible 1999 Draft
10 Patrick Kruger F EHC Chur 21/03/80 6'1 182 Eligible 1999 Draft
14 Michael Liniger F SC Langnau 29/11/79 5'10 178 Eligible 1999 Draft
3 Silvan Lussy F SC Bern 19/09/80 6'0 178 Eligible 1999 Draft
21 Cornel Prinz F HC Ambri-Piotta 19/04/79 6'0 190 Eligible 1999 Draft
18 Marc Reichert F SC Bern 22/03/80 6'2 210 Eligible 1999 Draft
29 Michel Riesen F Hamilton (AHL) 11/04/79 6'1 178 Edmonton
28 Sandro Tschuor F EHC Chur 28/01/80 6'0 168 Eligible 1999 Draft
18 Adrian Wichser F EHC Kloten 18/03/80 5'11 168 Florida

STAFF/PERSONNEL

Head coach: John Slettvoll
Chief of Delegation: Roberto Mazzetti
Assistant coach: Leo Schumacher
Therapist: Thomas Ritter
Goaltending coach: Andre Jorns
Equipment manager: Tolr Tenini
Team physician: Christoph Schubiger

The Swiss were surprise medalists at the 1998 World Junior Championship, backstopped to the bronze medal by the brilliant goaltending of David Aebischer, who was named the top goaltender in the tournament.

Aebischer won't be back this year, but Michael Riesen, a swift, gifted right winger who led Switzerland with four goals at the 1998 Championship will be.

At the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Riesen made history by becoming the first Swiss player ever to be selected in the first round when the Edmonton Oilers chose him 14th overall. Riesen will be playing in his third World Junior Championship ? he also scored four goals for his country at the 1997 World Junior Hockey Championship, which was held in Geneva.

Switzerland, powered by a strong development system, is an emerging force in internationall hockey. Its men's team, for example, finished fourth at the World Hockey Championship.

They could surprise some teams at the World Hockey Championship this year, as well.

Top 3 Prospects: Björn Christen, Marc Reichert, Flavien Conne

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez contacter:
André Brin Director, Communications | Directeur, communications