Ice Hockey World Cup 2021 | 12. April 2021
18-year-old Laura Zimmerman can make up for her dream: After being canceled due to an epidemic last year, Oberlandin can now participate in the Women’s World Cup to be held in Canada in May.
Called last year, again this year: Laura Zimmerman is in the Women’s World Cup in Canada.Photos: zvg
It will take place in Halifax in May after the Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship was canceled due to an epidemic last year. Laura Zimmerman from Ringgenburg was already on the list last year, but then unfortunately she had to be remade as a whole team. Now implementation has resumed and the thrill of hockey has moved on to the next round. For the first time, at only 18 years old, she is allowed to participate in the World Championships with the senior national team, as she herself declares. This year the World Championships will be held in Halifax (CAN) in compliance with strict measures.
Strict epidemic measures made World Cup preparations difficult.
Hard training situation
Laura Zimmerman trained hard. Since last summer she has been twice professionally spent in a training facility at OAM in Cham. Strict training programs paid off. He was called up to participate in the World Championship by head coach Colin Muller. Preparing for the World Cup will be a little more difficult this year, according to Laura Zimmerman. Preventive testing and quarantine measures prior to departure and subsequent entry into Canada are strictly specified and have made routine preparations difficult. There could have been only three preparation games against neighboring Germany, otherwise the national team would have had to restrict themselves to training units and Cham in weekend camps. However, the team is well prepared and attaches great importance to strategy and playbook. Due to the world rankings, Switzerland are allowed to compete in Group A and defending this spot in the quarter-finals is important.
When Laura Zimmerman is not on ice, she works at the Sunsinta Retirement Home in Ringgenburg, where she is in training.
Clear goal in mind
The youngster, who competed for EV Bomo Thun in the winter and emerged as the top scorer in the rankings, has defined clear goals. At the international level, it is still important to do a bit more, to be faster than the opponents and to fight to the extreme, hence the Ringgenjerin. She wants to implement it fully and is a support for the team. «No opponent is invincible, you just have to believe them. Mixing in the team between experienced players and young players like Lara Steller, Alaina Muller or Phoebe Stanange is a great opportunity for me. “
Laura Zimmermann hopes to have a strong Swiss team, which she wants to benefit from.
Laura is leaving next week and will be absent for the World Cup for about a month. After a long time, the young trainee at the Sunset Retirement Home in Ringgenburg still has to prepare the written portion of the exam as a maintenance specialist during the quarantine period. “I can always count on my employer,” says Zimmerman, and hopes residents, employees and private individuals will keep their fingers crossed for the exam and the World Cup.