Tier 3 Junior Hockey Around the Globe: Switzerland
February 5, 2016
Over 200 players came from over 30 countries on 4 continents to play Tier 3 Junior Hockey in the 2015-16 season. The Tier 3 Junior Hockey Around the Globe series continues by highlighting players from Switzerland. There are currently 12 players on active rosters playing Tier 3 hockey.
Marvin Alena, D, 1996, Okanagan European Eagles
Zurich native Marvin Alena earned 3 goals and 1 assist through his first 20 games for the European Eagles in his first season playing Tier 3 Hockey in the United States. The 6'0 198lb Defenseman played his 2014-15 campaign playing U20 in Austria.
Flavio Cola, F, 1995, East Coast Wizards
In his first season playing at the Tier 3 level, Swiss Forward Flavio Cola logged 9 goals and 10 assists through his first 31 games. Cola came to the Wizards after playing Elite Junior A hockey in Europe last season.
Cian Derder, F, 1995, Okanagan European Eagles
In a 3 way tie for first on the Okanagan points leaderboard, Swiss Forward Cian Derder logged 2 goals and 10 assists through his first 33 games this season with the Eagles. A Tier 3 veteran, Derder played his 2014-15 campaign on the New Jersey Junior Titans roster, earning 11 goals and 18 assists through 36 games.
Dominik Devaja, F, 1995, Ct Jr Rangers
Dominik Devaja logged 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points through his first 20 games playing Tier 3 with the Connecticut Junior Rangers, with points in 8 contests including 3 multi point efforts and a season best 3 points on December 12, 2015.
Gregory Felder, D, 1995, East Coast Wizards
To date, Gregory Felder assisted on 7 goals this season as part of the Wizards roster. A 1995, Felder played his four previous seasons in Elite Junior A in Europe.
Daniel Gysi, D, 1996, Syracuse Stars Premier
In his second season playing Tier 3, Swiss Defenseman Daniel Gysi earned 1 goal and 7 assists through his first 35 games with the Syracuse Stars. Gysi played 45 games on the Springfield Pics roster in 2014-15.
Axel Olson, D, 1996, Euless Jr Stars
In his second season playing with the Stars, Swiss Defenseman Axel Olson logged 2 goals and 3 assists through his first 30 games this season. Olson joined the Stars after playing two seasons of AAA in the OEMHL.
Marc Sahli, F, 1996, Twin City Steel
In his first season playing Tier 3, Steel Forward Marc Sahli logged 6 goals and 5 assists through his first 24 games, earning points in 7 contests including a hat trick on January 24th in a 9-2 victory over the Chicago Junior Bulldogs.
Joshua Staenz, F, 1995, Tampa Bay Juniors/Jersey Hitmen
Joshua Staenz played 21 games on the Tampa Bay Juniors roster before moving to the Jersey Hitmen Elite squad after the Winter break. Combined, Staenz logged 2 goals and 3 assists through 27 games.
Alexis Valenza, F, 1996, Okanagan European Eagles
Tier 3 veteran Forward Alexis Valenza logged 9 points through his first 30 games on the Eagles roster. Valenza played his 2014-15 campaign on both the Metro Fighting Moose (MJHL) and the New York Bobcats (EHL) rosters.
Luca Valenza, F, 1997, Sugar Land Imperials
Second in points on the Sugar Land Imperials roster, Luca Valenza logged 20 goals and 19 assists through the seasons first 36 games. Averaging over a point per game, Valenza earned points in 21 contests including 13 multi point efforts, a hat trick and a season high 4 points on January 18th.
Romain Wild, F, 1996, Okanagan European Eagles
Tier 3 Veteran Forward Romain Wild logged 8 points through his first 32 games this season on the Eagles roster. In his second season playing at the Tier 3 level, Wild played his 2014-15 campaign on the Tampa Juniors (USPHL-Elite) roster where he logged 13 points on the season.
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Around the Globe Vol. 3 - Canada Part 2
Around the Globe Vol. 4 - Latvia
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Around the Globe Vol. 6 - Czech Republic
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