HC La Chaux-de-Fonds (HCC) will play eight friendly matches during its preparation, including four against National League teams. Preparation on ice will begin on Thursday August 3 or Friday August 4 at Les Mélèzes.
As in recent years, the first part of the preparation of the Abeilles will take place on Friday August 12 (7 p.m.) in Fleurier, this time against Geneva-Servette. The HCC will then meet Bienne at Les Mélèzes on Friday August 19 (7 p.m.), before heading to Olten on Tuesday August 23 (7:45 p.m.).
Resumption of the championship on September 16
Les Chaux-de-Fonniers will then face two National League teams at home, Ajoie on Thursday August 25 (7:45 p.m. at Les Mélèzes) and Lausanne on Tuesday August 30 (7:45 p.m. at Les Mélèzes).
Then, the Abeilles will face off against Thurgau on Thursday September 1 (7:45 p.m. at Les Mélèzes), at Langenthal on Tuesday September 6 (7:45 p.m. at Schoren) and against Sierre on Friday September 9 (7 p.m. at Les Mélèzes).
The Swiss League championship should start on Friday, September 16.
In addition, the transfer of Karim Bouchareb to HC Franches-Montagnes is confirmed by the Jura club.