Swiss re-signs with coaches

Swiss national team head coach Patrick Fischer during a press conference. Photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images

Fischer, Albelin, Wohlwend stay until 2020

The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has extended the contracts of the men’s national team coaching staff.

Head coach Patrick Fischer as well as assistant coaches Tommy Albelin and Christian Wohlwend have agreed to contracts for two additional seasons until 2020 when Switzerland will host the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Zurich and Lausanne.

Fischer, a former Swiss national team and NHL player, was named head coach two years ago. Former Swedish NHL defenceman Albelin joined the staff one year ago.

Wohlwend is also head coach of the U20 national team that will soon play at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship and will continue in this position for the next two years as well.

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