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And suddenly, the Idol is sitting next to it

Like most of the Teenagers hung out Janis Moser home in his room a Poster of his idol. There are several, to be even, he said with a grin, all from the same Person: Roman Josi, the Swiss Captain of the Nashville Predators.

And now Moser is seated in Bratislava, in the cabin, of all places, next to Josi, he knew only from the distant dream world of the NHL. "He is supercool, calm and pleasant, lifted at all, as you might think," says the 18-Year-old. "Very down-to-earth." The stories are, as she writes an a-Cup.

last summer was a Moser, a talented defender who had just played two games in the National League, and hoped to establish himself in the first team of the EHC Biel. Now he is playing in Slovakia with and against the Best in the world.

"If I have the time to make me thoughts, I'm going to say already nervous there for a minute," he said. "But if it has started, you're focused on the Moment that this will all blow over." Moser plays on the side of Captain Raphael Diaz, his other neighbor in the cabin, and that he is hardly noticeable, is a good sign. This means that he makes no mistakes.

"Brings never in difficult situations"

"He always plays the same, no matter on what Level," says assistant coach Christian Wohlwend. "Whether he plays for Biel-Bienne, at the U-20 world Cup, or now in the A-national team. He has such a calmness with the Puck, hits, smart decisions. So he brings never in difficult situations."

Wohlwend be a Coach at the Junior world Championships in Vancouver, where the Swiss in the quarter-beat final, the Swedes, and on rank 4 landed. Of course, it helped that he knew Moser as well. And Philipp Kuraschew, in that tournament, the Swiss offensive leader, with six goals, even the best scorer ever – and now in Bratislava, the Center between Gregory Hofmann and Lino Martschini.

Only 3 games against men

"As Enzo Corvi during the preparation hurt was, we knew that we still need a game strong centre-forward," says Wohlwend. "Since it was clear that we need to look at Kuraschew." And the 19-Year-old, who had previously completed just three matches against the men, there was the Test. The Swiss-Russian dual citizen, moved to 16-to the canadian Junior hockey, is a playmaker with finishing skills. "His final Pass and shot are dangerous," says Wohlwend. "He has a high game intelligence." In Bratislava, he is already with two Assists to book.

Kuraschew is eight months older than Moser and was drafted in 2018 from Chicago with the number 120. In March, he had taken care of at the U-20 world Cup, caused a sensation, received a three-year contract with the Blackhawks. In the next autumn he would like to impose on for a place in the Team, the U.S. striker Alex DeBrincat (21), already a young star. The world Cup is for him an ideal intermediate step to get used to the men's hockey. "It's a bit more intense and harder here," he says. "But I've got even better players. So that keeps the balance."

Moser has dreams of the NHL, but you can only get drafted this June. Until recently, him just outside were given chances, but his world Cup nomination is likely to drive his price up. He's not doing that great thoughts, whether here, the talent scouts were sitting in the stands, says Bieler. "The Scouts look to you always. And if you're good, you will notice you eventually."


Not only on the ice, he looks already pretty Mature. And so he brings in the future even more force on the ice, he's working with a nutritionist. He was at a body height of 1.83 meters, a year ago at 66 kilos, so there are now 72. "Nutrition is a big issue with me," he says. "It just takes time, but I'm well supported. It comes well."

His immediate future, the defender looks to be still in Switzerland. A change to canadian Junior hockey is to him, visited the sports trade school, not a theme. "In Biel, I have everything I need," he says. "My family is here, the environment, the infrastructure is perfect, also." And the Finns Antti Törmänen he has in the EHC a coach who relies on him. Since the example would be even Josis, who joined with 20 Overseas, but then in the farm team has a key role, took over and in the second-year NHL regulars.

Moser came rather by chance to the ice hockey , Kuraschew the path was set. His father is from Moscow, was a successful player in the Soviet Union and is since 20 years a sought-after trainer in Switzerland – in Davos, Bern, the SCL Tigers and Rapperswil. He is now head coach at EHC Chur in the Mysports League. And, of course, he also travels to Bratislava, to his son to watch.

Two Teenagers on an a-Cup, you have to deal with it, especially to you, good for you coaxing you to calm down? Wohlwend laughs and shakes his head. "This is Crazy," he says. "The young today are much further to go in the NHL and a beat. Also, ours are no different. Have it fist thick behind the ears."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.05.2019, 17:23 PM

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