Switzerland men's national junior ice hockey team

The Switzerland men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Switzerland. The team is controlled by the Schweizerischer Eishockeyverband, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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AssociationSchweizerischer Eishockeyverband
General ManagerRaeto Raffainer
Head coachSwitzerland Marco Bayer
AssistantsSwitzerland Corsin Camichel
Sweden Tommy Albelin
Captainvacant
Most pointsPeter Jaks (19)
Team colors     
IIHF codeSUI
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First international
 Soviet Union 18 – 1 Switzerland  
(Cornwall, Ontario, Canada; 22 December 1977)
Biggest win
  Switzerland 20 – 7 Austria 
(Sapporo, Japan; 24 March 1985)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 19 – 1 Switzerland  
(Helsinki, Finland; 27 December 1979)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances39 (first in 1978)
Best resultMed 3.png (1998)
International record (W–L–T)
92–121–12
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Finland Switzerland

HistoryEdit

Switzerland played its first game in 1977 against the Soviet Union during the 1978 IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] Switzerland lost the game 1–18 and finished last in the tournament and were relegated to the Pool B tournament for the following year.[2] After winning the 1979 Pool B tournament of the 1979 IIHF World U20 Championship they were promoted back to the top Pool A championship. During the 1980 IIHF World U20 Championship Switzerland suffered their worst defeat in international participation after being beaten by Finland 1–19.[1] Switzerland went on to finish last in the tournament and were relegated back to Pool B for the following year. Switzerland continued to move between the top division and the Pool B tournament.[2] During the Pool B tournament of the 1985 IIHF World U20 Championship Switzerland achieved their largest win in international participation when they defeated Austria 20–7.[1] In 1998 Switzerland won their first medal at the World U20 Championships after finishing in third at the 1998 IIHF World U20 Championship by defeating the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.[1] In 2008 Switzerland finished ninth and were relegated to Division I for the following year. This was the first time in a lower division since competing in the 1995 Pool B tournament. They returned to the top division for 2010 after winning their 2009 Division I Group A tournament.[2] At the 2012 IIHF World U20 Championship being held in Alberta, Canada, Switzerland finished in eight place.[3]

Peter Jaks currently holds the team record for most points with 19.[4]

Team rosterEdit

From the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships[5]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
1 Gianluca Zaetta G 18 December 1999   EV Zug
29 Akira Schmid G 12 May 2000   Omaha Lancers
30 Luca Hollenstein G 5 March 2000   EV Zug
4 Simon le Coultre D 9 August 1999   Moncton Wildcats
7 Gianluca Burger D 27 April 1999   GCK Lions
8 Janis Jérôme Moser D 6 June 2000   EHC Biel
16 Nico Gross D 26 January 2000   Oshawa Generals
19 Davyd Barandun D 2 January 2000   HC Davos
21 Tim Berni D 11 February 2000   ZSC Lions
26 David Aebischer D 26 September 2000   Gatineau Olympiques
6 Marco Lehmann F 19 March 1999   EHC Kloten
9 Nicolas Müller F 21 June 1999   Modo Hockey J20
10 Yannick Bruschweiler F 29 August 1999   GCK Lions
11 Sven Leuenberger F 18 February 1999   EV Zug
12 Jeremi Gerber F 1 March 2000   SC Bern
13 Justin Sigrist F 20 April 1999   GCK Lions
14 Sandro Schmid F 3 June 2000   Malmö Redhawks J20
15 Matthew Verboon F 23 February 2000   Salmon Arm Silverbacks
18 Valentin Nussbaumer F 25 September 2000   Shawinigan Cataractes
20 Ramon Tanner F 28 August 1999   EHC Biel
22 Nando Eggenberger F 7 October 1999   Oshawa Generals
23 Philipp Kurashev F 12 October 1999   Quebec Remparts

International competitionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Switzerland U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  2. ^ a b c Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 243–306. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ "2012 IIHF World U20 Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  4. ^ "Switzerland". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  5. ^ https://www.eliteprospects.com/team/1672/switzerland-u20

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