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Hosts name preliminary squad

Hosts name preliminary squad

Sweden, Switzerland announce World Juniors camp rosters

Published 07.12.2013 14:01 GMT+1 | Author Adam Steiss, Martin Merk
Hosts name preliminary squad
2013 Swiss World Junior captain Christoph Bertschi is out several weeks with a foot injury. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
Team Sweden released its preliminary roster for 2014 IIHF World Junior championship.

The 2013 silver medallists will bring back goaltender Oscar Dansk, defencemen Linus Arnesson, Robert Hägg and Christian Djoos, and forwards Jacob de la Rose, Alexander Wennberg, Sebastian Collberg, Filip Sandberg, Nick Sorensen.

Collberg, who led the team in scoring last year with six point (4+2) in six games, returns for his third consecutive World Juniors. Among the notable omissions from the team are Filip Forsberg and defenceman Hampus Lindhom, both of whom are currently plying the trade in the NHL with the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks, respectively.

The Swedes will open their 2014 World Juniors campaign on 26 December against Switzerland in Malmö Arena. Prior to the opener they will play two exhibition games, one against the U.S. on 20 December, and another against Canada two days later.

Team Sweden preliminary roster


Marcus Högberg, Linköpings HC
Jonas Johansson, Brynäs Gävle
Oscar Dansk, Erie Otters



Robin Norell, Djurgården Stockholm
Christian Djoos, Brynäs Gävle
Jesper Pettersson, Linköpings HC
Ludwig Byström, Färjestads Karlstad
Linus Arnesson, Djurgården Stockholm
Arvid Lundberg, Skellefteå AIK
Gustav Olofsson, Colorado College
Robert Hägg, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Lukas Bengtsson, Mora IK


Jacob de la Rose, Leksands IF
Alexander Wennberg, Frölunda Gothenburg
Ludvig Nilsson, Timrå IK
Sebastian Collberg, Frölunda Gothenburg
Andreas Johnson, Frölunda Gothenburg
André Burakowsky, Erie Otters
Filip Sandberg, HV71 Jönköping
Nick Sörensen, Québec Remparts
Gustav Possler, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Edwin Hedberg, MODO Örnsköldsvik
Erik Karlsson, Frölunda Gothenburg
Anton Karlsson, Frölunda Gothenburg
Lucas Wallmark, Luleå HF
Oskar Sundqvist, Skellefteå AIK

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Swiss name 27

The Swiss U20 national team starts practicing on 16 December in Lenzerheide with a 27-man roster including three goalkeepers, 10 defencemen and 14 forwards but not including Christoph Bertschy. The star forward, one of the players competing in the highest senior league of the country, was also invited but suffered a foot injury in a game on Tuesday and will be sidelined for several weeks.

Most of the Swiss players compete in Switzerland’s domestic senior or junior leagues but the camp roster also includes six players from the Canadian Hockey League and two who play in Sweden.

Goalkeeper Melvin Nyffeler, defenceman Phil Baltisberger and Mirco Müller, and forwards Lukas Balmelli, Lukas Sieber, Dario Simion and Sandro Zangger have already played in last year’s World Junior Championship. For Baltisberger and Simion it will be their third U-20 tournament.

Team Switzerland preliminary roster

Daniel Guntern, GCK Lions Zurich
Melvin Nyffeler, GCK Lions Zurich
Sascha Rochow, SC Bern

Phil Baltisberger, Guelph Storm (OHL)
Lukas Frick, Kloten Flyers
Benoît Jecker, EHC Biel
Samuel Kreis, SC Bern
Mirco Müller, Everett Silvertips (WHL)
Claude Paschoud, HC Davos
Yannick Rathgeb, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
Anthony Rouiller, EHC Biel
Riccardo Sartori, HC Lugano
Jonas Siegenthaler, GCK Lions Zurich

Lukas Balmelli, HC Lugano
Nico Dünner, EV Zug
Luca Fazzini, HC Lugano
Kevin Fiala, HV71 Jönköping (SWE)
Jason Fuchs, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
Fabrice Herzog, Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
Luca Hischier, SC Bern
Marco Müller, SC Bern
Vincent Praplan, North Bay Battalion (OHL)
Flavio Schmutz, Västerås IK (SWE)
Julian Schmutz, SC Bern
Lukas Sieber, HC Davos
Dario Simion, HC Lugano
Sandro Zangger, ZSC Lions Zurich


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