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The Swiss Topskorer by launches in Sweden

it Would be ice hockey, the Echo would be enormous. The following scenario: Grégory Hofmann, the best domestic Skorer of the skill, would pack his skates and his stick and Switzerland in the direction of North America. He would try his luck in the NHL. And find. The breakthrough would succeed. In such a way that he would be at the end of the season Topskorer of his team and in the ranking of best scorer and assist provider in the front popping up.

Exactly this is the way Manuel Maurer. Only has noticed, hardly any. The 25-Year-old does not play basketball, but floorball . In the past year, he has been with Köniz master and left Switzerland to face in the Swedish Superligan, the strongest League in the world, a new challenge. After the end of the qualification of the Swiss national team player is as Topskorer with 35 goals and 22 Assists in 32 games, one of the most valuable players of his team, the Växjö Vipers. He has done it with them to the Playoff and is on rank 9 in the League-Skorerliste. How did the Berner, on the first attempt in Sweden to enforce?

He hits and hits and hits

Mason belonged to in the past few years, the best players in the Swiss national League. In the last four seasons over 60 points, he always, in the best season of the Könizer he was even in the Playoff Topskorer with 14 goals and 12 Assists in eleven Games.

A first request from Sweden, came in four years ago. At that time, but studied the masons media - and communication Sciences. Last summer he graduated, the time was ripe "to leave the warm Nest, in Köniz," as Mason says.

The decision he had already taken, before he was Köniz master. Last summer, he attended training sessions of various Teams, and decided to switch because of the game system Vaxjo. The Vipers-influenced Swedish floorball are in the cycle, a Team is not primarily to prevent the financial statements of the opponent, but to put the opponent under pressure. The contrary to come to him and be a reason for its current success, says Maurer: "I'm not good in the game with the Ball. One of my greatest Strengths and Have is to provoke the ball losses."

"I me points. I shoot rather have 30 ugly as the 15 beautiful goals."Manuel Maurer

His strength, he has translated into 57 points. With this performance, the Swiss has catapulted itself into the League Skorerwertung, for example, the former GC player and Swedish Superstar Kim Nilsson (52). Maurer says: "Konstanz to me is extremely important. In Switzerland, my goal was always to achieve per game at least one goal or one point." Now succeed him also in Sweden.

Prior to his Transfer he had asked the question of whether his style of play, which he describes as a technically simple, passe even in the challenging League. "I'm not a spectacle-players. I play clean and fair to me at points. I shoot rather have 30 ugly as the 15 beautiful goals."

That his style of play fits to Sweden, is the end of the qualification out of the question. Has helped him that he has acclimatised quickly, thanks in part to Manuel angel, the second Swiss national players in the squad of Vipers. You can have a chat in your native language, "sounds the for our players to be cruel," said the Bernese, and laughs. How to be Swedish was after almost a year? "Okay, but better is always."

Sport enjoys recognition

Maurer's new place of residence, Växjö is a University city in the southern Swedish province of Smaland, is one of just 67 400 inhabitants. It is the home of former Tennis greats Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg. Here, the Swiss has moved into a 2 bedroom apartment. "Luxury," he calls it, the most in his environment have only one room.

Not only from the apartment, also of the passion for the sport, he says: "In Switzerland we have a culture of work. First of all, Job and training. If you're in Sweden, well in a sport, then you will feel the full support of your employer." He knows his team-mates. He is currently focused on floorball.

in contrast, in Sweden, the playful level. Currently, Mason is struggling with Växjö in a very balanced series against Mullsjö to the semi-finals. The Vipers want to prevent today, the premature end of the season, you need your Swiss Topskorer in the best of shape, but in the series 2:3 in the residue.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 02.04.2019, 15:25 PM

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