National League

The three players seem to be amongst the National League team's highest priority targets.

Thomas Thiry - in different colors soon?
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HC Ajoie has yet to confirm any additions for the coming season. As the Quotidien Jurassien (relayed by SwissHabs) writes, there are some candidates. Three of them appear to be priorities, netminder Noël Bader from the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, Thomas Thiry of SC Bern and EHC Biel's Gilian Kohler. They all have expiring contracts.

Bader has been part of the Lakers since 2018 and has made 55 appearances in the National League so far. The 25-year-old also occasionally suits up for HC Thurgau.

Thiry joined Bern from EV Zug in 2020. A French national playing with a Swiss player's license, the 24-year-old has 231 National League games so far.

Kohler has been with Biel for most of his career, with a short stint in the WHL for the 2017-18 season. Since his National League debut in 2018, the 21-year-old has 105 games for his team.

On another note, it does not seem likely that netminder Viktor Östlund will return to Ajoie for the moment and instead stay with Lausanne HC.

( 24 January 2022 | esi )