Switzerland men's national junior ice hockey team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Schweizerischer Eishockeyverband
General Manager Raeto Raffainer
Head coach Switzerland Christian Wohlwend
Assistants Switzerland Corsin Camichel
Sweden Tommy Albelin
Captain Calvin Thurkauf
Most points Peter Jaks (19)
Team colors               
IIHF code SUI
First international
 Soviet Union 18 – 1 Switzerland  
(Cornwall, Ontario, Canada; 22 December 1977)
Biggest win
  Switzerland 20 – 7 Austria 
(Sapporo, Japan; 24 March 1985)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 19 – 1 Switzerland  
(Helsinki, Finland; 27 December 1979)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 39 (first in 1978)
Best result Med 3.png (1998)
International record (W–L–T)
92–121–12

The Switzerland men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team of Switzerland. The team is controlled by the Schweizerischer Eishockeyverband, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

History[edit]

Switzerland played its first game in 1977 against the Soviet Union during the 1978 IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] Switzerland lost the game 1–18 and finished last in the tournament and were relegated to the Pool B tournament for the following year.[2] After winning the 1979 Pool B tournament of the 1979 IIHF World U20 Championship they were promoted back to the top Pool A championship. During the 1980 IIHF World U20 Championship Switzerland suffered their worst defeat in international participation after being beaten by Finland 1–19.[1] Switzerland went on to finish last in the tournament and were relegated back to Pool B for the following year. Switzerland continued to move between the top division and the Pool B tournament.[2] During the Pool B tournament of the 1985 IIHF World U20 Championship Switzerland achieved their largest win in international participation when they defeated Austria 20–7.[1] In 1998 Switzerland won their first medal at the World U20 Championships after finishing in third at the 1998 IIHF World U20 Championship by defeating the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.[1] In 2008 Switzerland finished ninth and were relegated to Division I for the following year. This was the first time in a lower division since competing in the 1995 Pool B tournament. They returned to the top division for 2010 after winning their 2009 Division I Group A tournament.[2] At the 2012 IIHF World U20 Championship being held in Alberta, Canada Switzerland finished in eight place.[3]

Peter Jaks currently holds the team record for most points with 19.[4]

Team roster[edit]

From the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships[5]

# Name Pos Date of Birth Club
2 Burren, YanikYanik Burren D 28 January 1997 Switzerland SC Bern
23 Diem, DominikDominik Diem F 25 January 1997 Switzerland GCK Lions
22 Eggenberger, NandoNando Eggenberger F 7 October 1999 Switzerland HC Davos
24 Gerber, ColinColin Gerber D 14 March 1998 Switzerland SC Bern
7 Gross, NicoNico Gross D 26 January 2000 Switzerland EV Zug
21 Haberstich, FabianFabian Haberstich F 7 January 1997 Switzerland EV Zug
26 Haussener, TimoTimo Haussener F 9 April 1997 Switzerland EV Zug
18 Hischier, NicoNico Hischier F 4 January 1999 Canada Halifax Mooseheads
16 In Albon, LoicLoic In Albon F 6 August 1997 Switzerland Lausanne HC
4 Karrer, RogerRoger Karrer D 21 January 1997 Switzerland ZSC Lions
15 Marchon, NathanNathan Marchon F 17 February 1997 Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
11 Miranda, MarcoMarco Miranda F 2 June 1998 Switzerland GCK Lions
8 Portmann, JeromeJerome Portmann F 24 January 1997 Switzerland HC Davos
17 Prassl, RaphaelRaphael Prassl F 23 November 1997 Switzerland GCK Lions
9 Riat, DamienDamien Riat F 26 February 1997 Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
1 Ritz, MatteoMatteo Ritz G 24 March 1998 Switzerland Lausanne HC
25 Siegenthaler, JonasJonas Siegenthaler D 6 May 1997 Switzerland ZSC Lions
5 Stadler, LivioLivio Stadler D 26 March 1998 Sweden Luleå HF
12 Thurkauf, CalvinCalvin Thurkauf F 27 June 1997 Canada Kelowna Rockets
30 van Pottelberghie, JorenJoren van Pottelberghie G 5 June 1997 Switzerland HC Davos
10 Weber, SergeSerge Weber D 29 May 1997 Switzerland EHC Kloten
29 Wutrih, PhilipPhilip Wutrih G 17 January 1998 Switzerland SC Bern
19 Zehnder, YannickYannick Zehnder F 29 December 1997 Switzerland EV Zug

International competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Switzerland U20 All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b c Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 243–306. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. ^ "2012 IIHF World U20 Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Switzerland". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ IIHF (2016). "Switzerland Roster". Worldjunior2017.com. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 

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