From the 16th of April until the 26th, Zug and Luzern hosted the U18 world championships and Switzerland managed to get to the semi-finals! After the group stages, Switzerland qualified for the quarter-finals and needed to play Russia in order to advance to the semis. The Swiss national team managed to beat Russia with 5:0 (!). Unfortunatley the Swiss were stopped in the Semis against Finnland and lost the game with 4:5 after Overtime. Switzland was that near to reach the world cup U18 final but unfortunatley the luck was not on the side of the Swiss on that one. In the end Switzerland had to play the last game against Canda for the bronze medal, but after the loss against Finnland, the night before, the power of the Swiss team was gone and they lost that one aswell. But still we have to see that the Swiss were that close to a sensation and this shows us that our nation is getting better and better in comparison to all the other great hockey nations with each year.