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2013 WJC Preview: Switzerland has intensity but lacks star power

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12-24-2012, 01:00 PM
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2013 WJC Preview: Switzerland has intensity but lacks star power

For the past two years, the under-20 national team of Switzerland has been desperately trying to reach the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championship. But, after two WJC's with heartbreaking losses in the decisive preliminary round game, and despite Swiss Ice Hockey’s success in avoiding relegation, the team saw a major coaching staff overhaul during the summer.

After months of reorganizing and searching, the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation relieved head coach Manuele Celio of his under-20 functions and named him the new under-18 head coach. The vacant position was then filled with Canada-native and current senior national team head coach, Sean Simpson, with the goal of bringing more professionalism to Switzerland's elder junior team.… read more


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no one is surprised here, even when they did have Nino and Sven. They produce half decent goaltenders every now and then though.

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