With the signing of Janick Schwendener, it is now clear that Melvin Nyffeler will leave the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers at the end of the season. The Lakers just could not find an agreement with the young goalie.

As assistant coach Robin Farkas tells Die Südostschweiz, Patrick Schommer (hand) should be ready to play tonight against Hockey Thurgau.

The SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers announce the signing of SC Bern's 23-year-old netminder Janick Schwendener for the upcoming two seasons, until 2018. Moreover, the club has extended the contracts of three players.

Four days after the start to the international break, HC Lugano has taken up their on-ice practice. With that, also defenseman Philippe Furrer has returned to the rink and is skating with the team again.

Bad news for SC Langenthal, as their captain Stefan Tschannen won't be able to hit the ice again for the rest of the season due to a severe shoulder injury which he sustained in last Tuesday's game against Hockey Thurgau.