As it can be read in Le Nouvelliste, HC Sion, the current leader of the Romand group does not exclude the possibility of becoming a farm team in the NLB as of next season. There are rumors that Sion has already contacted at least three NLA teams, however just in informal talks, says president Gerald Bressou.
As for EHC Winterthur, the club informs on their webpage that they are preparing for a promotion to the NLB as of next season. The current leader of the group East has taken up talks some time ago about a possible partner agreement with the Kloten Flyers.(lcu)