As of the season 2014/2015 the new European Club Competition (ECC) will be launched, as the IIHF confirms. 40 teams out of the European leagues will battle for the championship title.

Aside from the long-term injured Jérémie Kamerzin and John Fritsche (both out for four weeks), also Daniel Vukovic, Cody Almond and Eliot Berthon missed today's practice. However, only Berthon will probably miss the game on Friday against Lugano due to an upper-body injury suffered against HC Ambrì-Piotta last Sunday.

It was rumoured in the last couple of days and now it is confirmed: defender Chris Campoli leaves HC Lugano as of now and joins the Swedish Club HV71 Jonköping for the rest of the season.

After only four victories in the first thirteen games of the season, EHC Visp decided to end their collaboration with head coach Michel Zeiter. In his place, 51yr-old Kim Collins takes over.

After they released their current Top Scorer Robbie Earl, the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have signed the Swedish international Nicklas Danielsson until the end of the season 2014/2015.