The Swiss Hockey League System National Team

By Martin Locher

Swiss Junior System

Age group (99/00)       Name of the group

1980 and younger        Juniors

1983 and younger        Novices

1985 and younger        Minis

1988 and younger        Moskito

1989 and younger        Piccolo

1990 and younger        Bambini

 

 

JUNIORS

The Juniors age group is splitted into “Elite Juniors” and just “Juniors”.
The Elite Jrs. play in two national wide leagues called Elite A and Elite
B. The worst A-League team gets relegated to Elite B and the best B-Team
replaces it in the Elite A. Further, the B-League is splitted into an Eastern
and Western division.

The Juniors are divided into Eastern Switzerland, Central Switzerland,
Suisse Romande. All of the three leagues are splitted into different divisions,
named Top, A1 (or A), A2 (or B).

Under these categories, there is a “Level B”.

Below I have tried to put all this together into an easy graph.

Elite A

                                                                          
Elite B West       Elite B East

 

Juniors


                                    
Eastern Switzerland               
Central Switzerland               
Suisse Romande

                                             
Top                                       
Top                                 
Top

                                               
A                                          
A1                                  
A1

                                               
B                                          
A2                                  
A2

 

Level B

NOVICES

The Novice juniors are splitted in Level A and Level B. Each of those
levels are divided in Eastern and Central Switzerland and Suisse Romande.
The single leagues are splitted into divisions, named Top, A1 and A2 or
B1, B2 and B3.

 

Level A


                                    
Eastern Switzerland               
Central Switzerland               
Suisse Romande

                                             
Top                                       
Top                                 
Top

                                               
A                                          
A1                                  
A1

                                               
B                                          
A2                                  
A2

 

Level B


                                    
Eastern Switzerland               
Central Switzerland               
Suisse Romande

                                              
B1                                        
B1                                 
B1

                                              
B2                                        
B2                                 
B2

                                                                                           
B3