Head coach Marco Baer has reduced the original 37-player squad to 26 for the U20 World Cup in Edmonton for the second preliminary stage.
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- Head coach Marco Baer is on a tour of Canada with 26 players on Monday.
- The U20 World Championships will take place in Edmonton from August 9 to 20.
The Swiss delegation travels to Edmonton on 1 August, where there are only two final friendlies, against Slovakia (5 August) and USA (6 August), before the World Cup first match against Sweden on 10 August. Other anti-groups are the United States (August 11), Germany (August 13) and Austria (August 15).
The unusual date is due to the cancellation of the previous U20 World Cup due to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, the Swiss lost their only game 2:4 against Russia. All talent eligible to play at that time is allowed to participate, as the tournament provides a perfect performance. The “scheduled” U20 World Cup will then take place in late 2022/2023.
Swiss team to prepare for second phase
Goaltenders (3): Andrey Henauer (Bern), Kevin Pasche (Omaha Lancers/USHL), Noah Patenoude (St. John Sea Dogs/QMJHL).
Defenders (9): Giancarlo Chanton (Geneve-Cervet), Noah Delmont (Biel), Vincent Despont (St John C Dogs/QMJHL), Rodwin Dionisio (Niagara IceDogs/OHL), Nick Meil (Byrne), Arno Nussbaumer (JUG) , Dario Sidler (Lausanne), Maximilian Strale (Winnipeg Ice/WHL), Brian Zanetti (Peterborough Pets/OHL).
Forwards (14): Matt Elge (Rappersville-Jonah Lakers), Dario Allenspach (Jug), Nicholas Bachelor (GCK/ZSC Lions), Attilio Biasca (Halifax Mooseheads/QMJHL), Joshua Fahrney (Byrne), Lillian Gerasas (Ajoi), Marlon Graf (GCK/ZSC Lions), Joel Henry (GCK/ZSC Lions), Simon Knack (Davos), Joel Marchone (Jug), Tim Muggley (Jug), Kevin Nicollet (Linköping/SWE), Fabian Ritzman (Bern), Jonas Taibel (Moncton Wildcats/QMJHL).
Note: At the end of preparation, the team will be reduced to 25 players.
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