Who are we going to see on the team roster? Last year you guys finished in 4th and Conz was awarded the best goalie of the tourney.
I am a huge fan of Swiss hockey and I am really excited to see Conz play again, if he makes the team and all the other upcoming Swiss prospects.
BTW is there a tryout or camp roster out yet for the Swiss?
For our first roster, it's too early for Conz I think.
It could look like that in the future:
(I'm not mentioning veterans like Gerber, Bührer or Rüeger because of age)
Goaltending is pretty much our strongest position, and I would call Conz at #3 or 4 for the upcoming WC (without Hiller, who won't be on the WC roster).
But like I said sometimes before, I believe in him and he really can have a chance if he progresses well and finds a better club to play with. Maybe somewhere abroad.
But I have some good news for you, his season was very good so far (maybe you know already). He was 4-2-0 with a GAA of 2.4 and 2 SO. Thats impressive because the team he is playing on is predicted to finish at seed nr. 10-12 out of 12.
I'm talking about U20 where last year the Swiss lost the bronze medal game and Conz was the best goalie of the tourney. Is there any news on the tryout/camp roster yet? I know Canada and USA are out I believe.
And yes I've been following Conz often and very pleased with how he has been doing, I really hope he make the NHL soon.
i doubt it, there're 32 guys on that roster and isn't it too early for a final roster?!
well, on the group photograph, a few guys are missing. this guys play often in our highest league, so i guess they haven't time for the photoshooting
They will play another 2 tournaments and some pre-championship games before Buffalo. It's not all that easy this year, cause the oldest eligible age group (91's) is pretty average. I guess there will be quite a few later born players on the squad.
I'll give it a try:
Conz is a lock as the starter
the 91 corps look better than 1-2 years ago, but still nothing special. 92 isn't looking too bright as well. 93 will be strong, but very young.
IMO talentwise it will be quite average without any real (or ready) stud.
91:Loeffel, Schlumpf, Camperchioli, Steiner
92:Truttmann (if available)
In the mix to make the team:
91: Mettler, Huguenin, Untersander, El Assaoui
92: D. Sutter (if available), Eigenmann, Vermeille
Thanks for this list!
-Schlumpf is also playing in NA, so we also don't know if available.
-Untersander is injured by now, but I don't know for how long.
I'm very impressed by the '93 generation, I've already heard from them a lot more than from some 91er there..
yep, you're right about schlumpf.
Didn't know about Untersander.
Will be a little tricky to predict the offense. It's stronger than the Defense, I believe, but wide open as well. The 91ers generation isn't to deep, as opposed to the 92ers thats (beside the 89ers) the deepest attacking talent pool for Switzerland I've seen.
91: Pestoni, T.Scherwey, Schäppi, McGregor
92:Niederreiter, S. Bärtschi (both only if available), Hoffmann (could be a sleeper for this years draft, already plays NLA)
91:Engler, Holenstein, Reymondin, Mottet
92: Walser, Haas, Vermin
and some others. unlikley but some 93ers like Martschini and Andrighetto are said to be really talented...and some guy called Bertaggia already left his (well hidden at he beginning...) blade prints in NA.