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Swiss nominate von Gunten

Swiss nominate von Gunten

Defenceman to replace injured Furrer

Published 09.02.2014 20:08 GMT+4 | Author Martin Merk
Swiss nominate von Gunten
Patrick von Gunten and his national team and Kloten Flyers teammate Simon Bodenmann will both represent Switzerland in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games same as last May when they reached the gold medal game of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Swiss men’s national team nominated Patrick von Gunten to replace another defenceman, Philippe Furrer.

Furrer suffered a neck injury in a league game with SC Bern one month ago and hasn’t returned since. Switzerland head coach Sean Simpson announced that von Gunten, who also plays in the Swiss National League A, for the Kloten Flyers, will be nominated to replace him.

For the 28-year-old, who has been practising with the team since Monday, it will be the second Olympics after Vancouver 2010. He also represented Switzerland in the last two IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships.


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