Jan Petrig is a product of EHC Biel's organization but played for EHC Visp for the past two seasons. In 26 games for Visp this season, he recorded three goals and two assists. He also suited up in three games for Thun, putting up two assists.
Ian Derungs, for his part, played for SC Langenthal after returning from Canada, where he had played one season in the OHL. In 34 regular-season games, he recorded one goal and four assists. He added one goal in eleven playoff games to his tally.