All-Star Weekend in Switzerland

By Joeri Loonen

The 253.321 votes are counted and the rosters are set. SC Bern and HC Lugano bring in the most players with 7 each. The game is played follwing a Swiss All-Star team vs a World All-Star team containing an import selection from the Swiss league(s).

The following players were selected:

SWISS ALL-STARS

Goalies:

#33 Pauli JaksHC Ambri-Piotta
#41 Lars WeibelHC Davos

Defensemen:

#5 Patrick SutterHC Lugano
#7 Mark Streit ZSC Lions
#8 Martin Steinegger SC Bern
#15 Mathias Seger ZSC Lions
#22 Olivier Keller HC Lugano
#25 Rolf Ziegler SC Bern
#29 Philippe Marquis HC Fribourg-Gottéron
#72 David Jobin SC Bern

Forwards:

#19 Peter Jaks ZSC Lions
#26 John Fritsche HC Ambri-Piotta
#28 Martin Plüss Kloten Flyers
#32 Ivo Rüthemann SC Bern
#35 Trevor Meier Lausanne HC
#38 Sandy Jeannin HC Lugano
#44 Sébastien Reuille SC Rapperswil-Jona
#76 Frédéric Rothen EV Zug
#83 Reto von Arx HC Davos
#91 Patrick Fischer HC Davos
#96 Christian Dubé HC Lugano
#97 Adrian Wichser Kloten Flyers

Coach:

Ralph Krüger

WORLD ALL-STAR

Goalies:

#31 Ari Sulander ZSC Lions
#39 Cristobal Huet HC Lugano

Defensemen:

#4 Mike Gaul HC Fribourg-Gottéron
#11 Kari Martikainen SC Rapperswil-Jona
#27 Serge Poudrier Lausanne HC
#37 Chris O’Sullivan Kloten Flyers
#62 Mika Strömberg EHC Chur
#76 Erik Hämäläinen SCL TIGERS
#77 Chris Belanger GCK Lions
#88 Rikard Franzén SC Bern

Forwards:

#8 Chris Tancill EV Zug
#12 Todd Elik EV Zug
#17 Derek Armstrong SC Bern
#18 Lonny Bohonos HC Davos
#21 Josef Marha HC Davos
#23 Mike Maneluk HC Lugano
#38 Jean-Yves Roy HC Fribourg-Gottéron
#41 Johan Witehall EHC Chur
#49 Robert Petrovicky HC Ambri-Piotta
#51 Dixon Ward SCL TIGERS
#55 Paul Di Pietro EV Zug
#65 Patrik Juhlin SC Bern

Coach:

Larry Huras

Note: Hämäläinen and Strömberg replace the injured Petteri Nummelin (HC Lugano) and Adrian Plavsic (ZSC Lions) who were originally voted into the team.

AWARDS

The following players are candidates to pick up some exclusive awards:

Coach of the year 2000/2001

Riccardo Fuhrer
Charly Oppliger
Larry Huras

Goalie of the year 2000/2001

Ari Sulander
Cristobal Huet
Renato Tosio

Defenseman of the year 2000/2001

Goran Bezina
Mark Streit
Kari Martikainen

Forward of the year 2000/2001

Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann
André Rötheli
Lonny Bohonos

MVP 2000/2001

Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann
Martin Plüss
Michel Zeiter

Top Scorer NLA 2000/2001

Christian Dubé

Top Scorer NLB 2000/2001

Dimitri Shamolin