The Swiss U20 could not imitate the "Big", not won a world championship medal. This 4. Place on the highest Junior level is still at least worth as much as silver of the adults. If not more. Because within a year the selection is small, it plays to the disadvantage of Switzerland to the big hockey Nations have much less licensed players, an enhanced role.
There are a couple of NHL players are not available, the world championship at U20 level, although the most telling of all the tournaments – that is those at U18 Level, at the really (almost) out of the Full. Nevertheless, the U20 represents world Cup the strength of relationships rather than the "real" world Cup, respectively, from the concurrent NHL Playoff greatly influenced.
Parallel to the A-national team
Switzerland Is now really the number 4? There are two optics. Those with the "accusation" of opportunism: The team of head coach Christian Wohlwend won seven world Cup Games, just those two you needed for the 4. Ranking: The group game against the Relegated Denmark, who lost all his six world Cup matches – five of them, without a goal. As well as the quarter-final against Sweden, the favours clearly, but due to a stomach flu that had captured a part of the team, the duel went.
This, however, is too short. More important than the bare results of the views on the way, like the Swiss ice hockey played. Since the Parallel to the A-national team are obvious. The success is brave, self-confident, snappy, looking for offensive – trusting on the greatest strength, the skater's quality. She does this consistently against Teams who are individually occupied is better in terms of Pass and shot technique or puck control, and are still all from the Top 6: Finland, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, USA. Also the U20 world Cup.
the influence of The "North Americans"
no, Switzerland is not so in the big picture the number 4, you but more and more often, to annoy the big Six not just, but to beat also. Therefore, the current Swiss way But the right one is. National team Director Raeto Raffainer and his coaching Staff are about to create a positive, own Swiss hockey culture.
As for the adults, the influence of the "North Americans are also helps in the juniors,": half of Wohlwends Team plays in the Junior leagues Overseas and has internalized this change-speaking of mentality, this "immodesty",. The successes is a prerequisite for large.
The call for help and the Swiss League and their Farm Teams
A cry for help Wohlwends in an Interview with this newspaper should be mentioned: "the young!" was to give his appeal to the Swiss club, the complaints about high wages, young players cases, however, only in exceptional real opportunities.
of Course young players make more mistakes. One of the images that will remain of the world Cup, is the scene just before the end against Sweden, as Wohlwend a player blames, because of this forced" Offside caused unnecessary because ", this gave Switzerland a Bully in front of the own goal – a classic Faux pas by a rookie.
But how to learn to be a young player at the highest level, if he receives hardly any bets? One reason for the large number of Swiss juniors in Canada is the lack of perspective on a place in a NLA Club.
Well, there is the Swiss League and farm team GCK, Biasca and ECC Academy – this is also an aspect of the presence of U20. Just under a third of Wohlwends Team has played this season in one of these three Teams. These are the opponents and their Fans a thorn in the eye, because you mobilize an audience. But exactly do you offer to those Youngsters parole opportunities, which are denied by the Clubs at a higher level. Here, too, the view of the big picture is worth it. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 06.01.2019, 15:45 PM