2013 U18 WJC Preview: Switzerland looks to build on recent U20 success
For two years running, Switzerland’s U18 team hasn’t been able to prevent itself from winding up in relegation round play. Once there, the teams have been able to finish on top and thus, seventh overall in the tournament. This year’s team is confident it can get over that hump and it will look at the performance of its U20 team in Ufa for inspiration.
Coach Manuele Celio has put together a team consisting primarily of players who spent this past season in Switzerland’s top junior league, with the only exception being Mirco Mueller, who played for the Everett Silvertips this past winter and is currently ranked among the top 30 North American prospects for the upcoming NHL Draft.… read more