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He has this pinch of arrogance

It might have been uncomfortable. Four times in a row, EHC Biel had lost, as he was at 30. November in Lugano. But it is precisely in this delicate Moment, the Zeeland could count on him: With three goals and an Assist Damien Brunner

a 15-hit has made Brunner already. There are moments when he remembers his appearances at the weddings where he was the first Swiss since 30 years, the League topskorer (2012), and a few months later on the side of Henrik Zetter Berg's first in train and then in Detroit for the spectacle provided. We see in these days the best Brunner since 2012/2013? "Yes, you can say so, at least on Swiss ice," he says.

The striker is in the Pure – the out who is talking to him or him in the Training observed. It may happen that he leaves after a unit of the ice, and a cry of elation. With so much in a good mood to forget what lies behind him is almost.


injured, "I stand at a crossroads and knew something must go, or else the career in a year may be over," he says about his termination of contract with Lugano. One can interpret this as an escape, because in the Sottoceneri was from Brunner, this parade striker with the unconditional will to win and unshakable self-confidence, seeking and suffering.

In three and a half years, he was injured in the shoulder, knee, and thigh; he suffered two concussions, a broken nose; and last spring, he was in the second-to-last game before the Playoff with a fibula fracture and an ankle injury. "If you hurt yourself again and again, not there any more to come, where you've been before, even further back to the fall, then you lose the confidence," he says. There is nothing for a player who lives so much of the good feeling, worse.

As the Lugano against the ZSC Lions for the title fought, was Brunner in the hospital bed. Finally, a conversation with sports Director Roland Habisreutinger followed after the end of the season. "After the first three minutes, we felt both that the characters are able to say," says Brunner. According to the Luganesi placed no obstacles in the way.

"Brunni, you fit to Biel"

Brunner, tells us how he then consulted with his agent and parents. And like him, Fabian Lüthi and Fabian Sutter, two buddies from the past EVZ-times, from the EHC Biel pre-warmed. "All said: Brunni, you fit to Biel. Come over here, game is fresh out of the liver way, then all is well."

The 32-Year-old is Jonas Hiller and Beat Forster, the third top dog, the EHC Biel committed. What also has to do with the new conditions in Zealand. Thanks to the additional marketing opportunities in 2015 opened the Tissot Arena, the Budget could be increased within three years by around 10 to 16.5 million Swiss francs per season. Where the Credo is clear: The Bieler afford a couple of top players and try to Supplement the roster with young talent.

Until now, the strategy is: to 2018 before joining Biel for the first Time after 28 years in the play-off semi-final. And now the Bieler hold again in the top group, even if you have recently lost its consistency.

time for the "king of transfer"

Biel-sport-in-chief Martin Steinegger says he can now see again this "pinch of arrogance" in Brunner's game. "This distinguishes him." He and Coach Antti Törmänen did all the big investment pays off and the striker can fulfill his or her potential.

In the preparation Brunner received a great deal of time. As a result, he got a feel for his body and his skills, he says. "Now, I can occur again with a lot of self-confidence and looseness, which are factors that favour my game." And undoubtedly, it has helped launched Biel with a winning streak in the season. The "king's transfer could" buttons slowly. Ten games he was given time, says Brunner. "Then I said to myself: So, now you give full throttle." Now he is the player that makes the League the most shots from the Slot.

Brunner Lugano left, he turned to a clear objective: "Motivate with a smile on their face and a lot of joy every day everything out of me and get me yourself." In Biel, he has come closer to this goal.

Damien Brunner is the player of the month for December.

The Tamedia-sports editorial team selects every four weeks, a player who has dominated the championship in the past month. In September, Dominik Kubalik (Ambri) was in October, Harri Pesonen (SCL Tigers), and in November, Lino Martschini (Zug). (

Created: 08.01.2019, 16:34 PM

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