NLA - After four straight seasons with SC Bern, Byron Ritchie definitely won't get a new contract in the capital. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old Canadian aims to continue his career - in Switzerland or Sweden.

NLA - After news broke that HC Ambrì-Piotta will sign Paolo Duca to a contract extension and is interested in a return of Michael Fora, the Giornale del Popolo writes that Francis Bouillon, Ryan O'Byrne, and Marc Grieder will leave.

RUMOR - As Watson's Klaus Zaugg has learned, the 25-year-old forward will probably move to the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers next season. A transfer that might stir up a lot of discussions if the Tigers will face the Lakers in the League Qualification.

NLB - As journalist Raffi Kouyoumdijan (Journal du Jura) reports, forward Jonathan Hazen has in fact signed with HC Ajoie yesterday. The 24-year-old Canadian joins the Ajoulots from the the Italian Serie A.

NLA - As the Tribune de Genève reports, the 18-year-old forward Damien Riat returns to his youth team Genève-Servette HC. The youngster has played in Canada and Sweden for the last three seasons after leaving GSHC in 2012.