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Swiss ready for Plymouth

Swiss ready for Plymouth

23-player roster names for Women’s Worlds

Published 06.03.2017 08:46 GMT-5 | Author Martin Merk
Swiss ready for Plymouth
Lara Stalder (left) and Florence Schelling (right), here celebrating with Stefanie Marty during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, are among the key players of the Swiss women’s national team. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation named three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards to its roster for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

Three weeks after winning the Final Olympic Qualification tournament on home ice in Arosa, the Swiss will soon get ready for their next challenge at the Women’s Worlds in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth where they are seeded in the lower Group B with the Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany. The top-two teams of the group will challenge the third and fourth ranked teams of Group A for a spot in the semi-finals.

From the team that recently qualified for the 2018 Olympics all but two players – emergency goalie Vanessa Bolinger and defenceman Reica Staiger – will travel to Plymouth. Compared to the Arosa roster goaltender Janine Alder, defenceman Shannon Sigrist, forward Monika Waidacher (joining her two sisters) and Rahel Enzler were added to the team. Enzler together with Lisa Ruedi is one of two U18 women’s national team players making the roster.

On the roster are several players who won Olympic bronze in Sochi 2014 including one former and one current finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award for the best NCAA player with goaltender Florence Schelling and forward Lara Stalder. Stalder is currently one of the top scorers in NCAA play and led all players in scoring at the Final Olympic Qualification Group C with 8 goals and 12 points in just three games.

Roster Switzerland

Janine Alder, St. Cloud University (NCAA)
Andrea Brandli, Thurgau Young Lions
Florence Schelling, Linkopings HC (SWE)

Livia Altmann, Colgate University (NCAA)
Laura Benz, ZSC Lions Zurich
Nicole Bullo, HC Lugano
Sarah Forster, Neuchatel Hockey Academy
Christine Meier, ZSC Lions Zurich
Shannon Sigrist, ZSC Lions Zurich /Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Sabrina Zollinger, ZSC Lions Zurich

Tess Allemann, Bomo Thun/SCL Young Tigers Langnau
Rahel Enzler, Innerschwyz Future/Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Alina Muller, EHC Kloten
Evelina Raselli, HC Lugano
Lisa Ruedi, ZSC Lions Zurich/EHC Dubendorf
Dominique Ruegg, ZSC Lions Zurich
Phoebe Stanz, Yale University (NCAA)
Lara Stalder, University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Anja Stiefel, Lulea HF (SWE)
Sandra Thalmann, SC Reinach
Isabel Waidacher, ZSC Lions Zurich
Monika Waidacher, ZSC Lions Zurich
Nina Waidacher, ZSC Lions Zurich

Head Coach:
Daniela Diaz


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