2021 IIHF: Switzerland Men’s National Ice Hockey Team preview, live stream, statistics, roster, schedule and more

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In 2018 Switzerland medaled for the second time in six years. They picked up another silver medal that year after once again falling to Sweden in the championship final. The showing, while disappointing in the end, was a high point for a program. Switzerland hadn’t seen the podium before 2013 since 1953 when they took the bronze. More elusive than the podium has been the gold medal. The Swiss haven’t claimed at the World Championship since 1926. In 2019 the team finished in eighth place, and the 11 guys from that team on the 2021 roster surely want to improve upon that.

Tournament Details

DatesFriday, May 21 - Sunday, June 6, 2021
LocationRiga, Latvia
VenueOlympic Sports Centre and Arena Riga
ChannelNHL Network (USA), TSN (Canada)
Live StreamPremiumTV (Worldwide)

Preview

Switzerland has jumped from the potential fringe of the playoff picture into ranking as the No.3 team in the power rankings. After beating up on the Czech Republic and then getting by Denmark, the Swiss are undefeated. That said, they face some tough tests in the second week of the tournament against Russia and Slovakia. Sweden is also on the schedule, though they have yet to look like themselves. The test is on for Switzerland to show they belong in the medal games.

2021 Switzerland IIHF World Championship Roster

NumberNamePositionClub
2Santeri AlataloDefensemanEV Zug
8Vincent PraplanForwardSC Bern
10Andrew AmbuhlForwardHC Davos
13Nico HischierForwardNew Jersey Devils
15Gregory HofmannForwardEV Zug
16Raphael DiazDefensemanEV Zug
20Reto BerraGoalkeeperFribourg-Gotteron
23Philipp KurashevForwardChicago Blackhawks
24Tobias GeisserDefensemanEV Zug
25Mirco MullerDefensemanLeksands IF
28Timo MeierForwardSan Jose Sharks
50Melvin NyffelerGoalkeeperRapperswil-Jona Lakers
55Romain LoeffelDefensemanHC Ligano
59Dario SimionForwardEV Zug
60Tristan ScherweyForwardSC Bern
61Fabrice HerzogForwardHC Davos
63Leonardo GenoniGoalkeeperEV Zug
65Ramon UntersanderDefensemanSC Bern
71Enzo CorviForwardHC Davos
85Sven AndrighettoForwardZCS Lions Zurich
86Janis MoserDefensemanEHC Biel
88Christoph BertschyForwardLausanne HC
97Jonas SiegenthalerDefensemanNew Jersey Devils

Switzerland Prelims Schedule

Switzerland is competing in Group A and will play each other team in the group in the preliminary round. All Group A games are played at the Olympic Sports Centre in Riga, Latvia.

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, May 22, 20211:15pm ESTCzech Republic
Sunday, May 23, 20211:15pm ESTDenmark
Tuesday, May 25, 20211:15pm ESTSweden
Thursday, May 27, 20219:15am ESTSlovakia
Saturday, May 29, 20219:15am ESTROC
Sunday, May 30, 20219:15am ESTBelarus
Tuesday, June 1, 20215:15am ESTGreat Britain

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