The hopeful camp, which begins Sunday in Cham, will see the visit of five Swiss NHL players: Nico Hischier, Philipp Kurashev, Denis Malgin, Damien Riat and Jonas Siegenthaler.
The hopeful camp is the first gathering of the Swiss national team for the 2021-22 season. National coach Patrick Fischer has called twenty-three players aged 20 to 24, including ten neophytes.
A few big names are also added: as part of their individual summer training, NHL stars Hischier, Siegenthaler (both New Jersey Devils), Kurashev (Chicago Blackhawks), Malgin (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Riat (Washington Capitals) are taking advantage of the hopefuls camp to prepare optimally for the coming season. From Sunday July 25 to Thursday July 29, they will complete six training units and play two internal friendlies with the selected cadre.
‘The fact that players of such quality, who play in the best league in the world, use the U21 camp as part of their individual preparation illustrates their commitment to the national team and the value of this gathering, noted Patrick Fischer in a press release from the Federation. The whole team will benefit from their participation and the level of training during the camp will once again be very high. ‘.