Another year is about to end and we have summarised the Swiss icehockey year 2016 for you! From today on we will be revising the year with each day representing a month from this year. We will be starting today with January and have collected some of our best memes and have summarised the most important things that you should remember! Continue to read this article for the whole overview.
During the crisis of Bern, Fribourgs 11 game losing streak and the CHL semi-final for Davos, Kloten was rather forgotten by the media. The team was outside of the playoff ranks at the beginning of January and needed to fight in the shadow of Bern, Fribourg and Davos.
After eleven games of bad luck for Fribourg, they returned at the beginning of January with a 4:1 victory against Lausanne HC and started to recover with a couple of wins following their victory against Lausanne.
After 15 seasons with the SC Bern, Marco Bürer decided to end his career at the beginning of this year, after he got injured earlier on during the past season. During his time in Bern he had won 3 championship titles and left a big gap in the roster of the SC Bern, which got filled by Leonardo Genoni for the beginning of the present season.
The crisis in Bern was at a season high and was taking place on the 9th rank behind the playoffs. Lars Leuenberger was desperately searching for an answer during this time, but we all know what happend in the end!
After Davos was knocked out during the CHL semi-final against Frölunda Gothenburg, Davos was a bit worn out and had to take a few defeats to recover. Arno del Curto then found his Brechstange again at the end of January and returned onto the winning end and was back in the playoff fight.
Even though the HC Davos didn’t reach the CHL final, it was not without Swiss participants. Marc Wiegand and Tobias Wehrli were selected to be leading the CHL final between Gothenburg and Kärpät Oulu to underline once again how good Swiss refs are in comparison with other nations in Europe!
Coaches Challenge Yes or No?
After a survey by Le Matin, 10 out of 12 teams were agreeing to the coaches challenge and this eventually lead to the decision of taking the coaches challenge into our rule book of the National League A, earlier on this year. This new rule has already had some impacts on this season and have already had their positive use in a number of occasions.