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15 bronze medallists return

15 bronze medallists return

Switzerland names roster for Women’s Worlds

Published 26.03.2015 14:16 GMT+1 | Author Martin Merk
15 bronze medallists return
The Swiss women’s national team celebrates after winning the bronze medal game of the 2014 Olympics against Sweden. 15 players from the Sochi 2014 are playing in Malmo. Photo: Jeff Vinnick / HHOF-IIHF Images
The final Swiss roster was named after two exhibition games in Malmo two days before the start of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

New head coach Gian-Marco Crameri, a former player of the men’s national team, cut Andrea Fischer, Andrea Schranz and Barbara Lussier, who will travel back to Switzerland today, from the roster.

The team includes 15 players from last year’s team that won the bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games including goaltender and Sochi 2014 MVP Florence Schelling, who played in the third-tier men’s league for EHC Bulach in the past season.

Four players – Nicole Bullo, Angela Frautschi, Kathrin Nabholz und Jessica Lutz – retired from the national team after Sochi 2014 while Sara Benz will miss the Women’s Worlds due to an injury.

The team includes several rookies who made it to a women’s senior IIHF event for the first time but have played in U18 Women’s Worlds before including Sandra Heim, Celine Abgottspon, Reica Staiger, Dominique Ruegg, Laura Trachsel and 15-year-old Shannon Sigrist.

Schelling and the twins Julia and Stefanie Marty are the most experienced players. Each of them combined for ten top-division Women’s World Championship and Olympic Winter Games participations.

Switzerland Roster

Janine Alder, EHC Winterthur
Sandra Heim, Bomo Thun
Florence Schelling, EHC Bulach

Celine Abgottspon, HC Lugano
Livia Altmann, ZSC Lions Zurich
Laura Benz, ZSC Lions Zurich
Sarah Forster, Linkopings HC (SWE)
Julia Marty, SC Reinach
Shannon Sigrist, GCK Lions Zurich
Reica Staiger, EHC Winterthur
Sandra Thalmann, SC Reinach
Sabrina Zollinger, ZSC Lions Zurich

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Romy Eggimann, HC Lugano
Stefanie Marty, Linkopings HC (SWE)
Alina Muller, EHC Kloten
Evelina Raselli, HC Lugano
Dominique Ruegg, EHC Uzwil
Phoebe Stanz, Yale University (USA)
Lara Stalder, University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)
Anja Stiefel, HC Lugano
Laura Trachsel, SC Weinfelden
Nina Waidacher, College of St. Scholastica (USA)
Monika Waidacher, ZSC Lions Zurich

Head Coach:
Gian-Marco Crameri


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