Whereas Kyen Sopa (from SC Bern) and Enzo Guebey (from Genève-Servette HC) have signed two-year contracts, Vincenzo Küng (from SC Langenthal) has signed a one-year deal with the GCK Lions. The three players are expected to push for a place in the ZSC's lineup.
In addition to the new acquisitions, the GCK Lions also announced several extensions, including those with the coaching staff: the contract with head coach Michael Liniger has been extended by two years, while the Swede Peter Andersson will stay for at least one more year as an assistant coach.
Moreover, the following players will all stay with GCK also in the upcoming season: goaltenders Jeffrey Meier and Robin Zumbühl, defensemen Alexander Braun, Gianluca Burger and Xeno Büsser, and forwards Corsin Casutt, Ryan Hayes, Julian Mettler and Roman Schlagenhauf.
Finally, the GCK Lions have integrated on the roster several youngsters: goalie Sascha Ruppelt (20, one-year contract), defenders Adam Falus (19, one-year contract), and Samuel Widmer (19, two-year contract), and forward Marlon Graf (18, one-year contract). For his part, Lionel Marchand returns from the loan to Timrå IK.
The three forwards Joel Henry (17), Liekit Reichle (18) and Livio Truog (17) will be included in the extended squad, while in possession of development contracts within the Lions' organization.
Several players will also have to leave the GCK Lions: Kristers Arnicans (?), Nicola Christen (?), Yannick Brüschweiler (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), and Nelson Chiquet (HC Ajoie). The departures of Axel Andersson, Fabian Berni, Willy Riedi, and Teemu Ratuiainen had previously been announced.