NLA - Another defeat for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in last night's 4-5 against EHC Biel. In an open letter on their website, the endlessly frustrated Lakers openly bash their players and demand more dedication.

NLB - After EHC Basel's bankruptcy last year, forward Cyrill Scherwey did not find a new team and stayed with EHC Basel-Kleinhüningen in the first league. Now, the 25-year-old is back in the National League B with EHC Olten.

NLA - Although it was reported yesterday that Juraj Simek might be looking for a team in the SHL, he seems to have decided to return to Switzerland and join HC Lugano, as Patrick Andrey (Yes FM) reports.

NLA - HC Lugano has finally found their fifth foreigner in Finnish center Tommi Paakkolanvaara. The 31-year-old joins the Bianconeri from Liiga's Lahti Pelicans and will reinforce them for the remainder of the season.

NLA - HC Lugano has announced the contract extension with their right wing Sébastien Reuille. The 33-year-old will stay with the Bianconeri for another two years, until the end of the 2016-17 season.