With the three players, Fischer has cut one player from each department: With Joren Van Pottelberghe (EHC Biel), he sends home a goaltender, and with Samuel Kreis (EHC Biel) and Inti Pestoni (SC Bern) a defenseman and a forward. All three will thus not travel to Riga with the national team.
Two days ago, five additional players have been called up, who recently have dropped out of the playoffs: goalie Melvin Nyffeler, defenders Christian Marti, Dominik Egli, and Mirco Müller, as well as forward Sven Andrighetto.
Defensemen (10): Michael Fora (HC Ambrì-Piotta), Lukas Frick (Lausanne HC), Andrea Glauser (SCL Tigers), Fabian Heldner (Lausanne HC), Romain Loeffel (HC Lugano), Janis Jérôme Moser (EHC Biel-Bienne), Ramon Untersander (SC Bern), Domink Egli (SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers), Christian Marti (ZSC Lions), Mirco Müller (Leksands IF/SHL)
Forwards (13): Andres Ambühl (HC Davos), Alessio Bertaggia (HC Lugano), Christoph Bertschy (Lausanne HC), Enzo Corvi (HC Davos), Luca Fazzini (HC Lugano), Jason Fuchs (EHC Biel-Bienne), André Heim (SC Bern), Fabrice Herzog (HC Davos), Kilian Mottet (HC Fribourg-Gottéron), Vincent Praplan (SC Bern), Tristan Scherwey (SC Bern), Samuel Walser (HC Fribourg-Gottéron), Sven Andrighetto (ZSC Lions)