Switzerland wanted to start well at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, and they did exactly that after taking a 4-1 win from Slovakia on Day 2 of the tournament.
While he didn't get his name on the scoresheet, dimunutive Swiss defenseman Xeno Busser finished the game with a +1 rating and generally handled himself well against a Slovak squad that didn't have as much fight as they put forth in their first game vs. Canada.
Busser is a 95-born player who is not presently ranked by Central Scouting. He played most of the 2012-13 season with the GC Kusnacht Lions of the Swiss National League B.… read more
The guy next to him on the photo is Jonas Siegenthaler who is a 97 born player and already pretty big and impressively solid for his age when I saw him playing the finals of the highest Swiss junior league.