National League

After it was already reported yesterday, it is now confirmed: Pekka Tirkkonen is taking over as new head coach of EHC Kloten. Niklas Gällstedt will figure as assistant coach.


Tirkkonen is a blank sheet here in Switzerland. From 2012 until just recently, he coached SaiPa Lapeenranta in the Finnish league. Gällstedt already was a part of EHC Kloten last season and mostly figured as coach of the Elite A as well as Head of Development.

Furthermore, the club confirms that both Martin Gerber and Tommi Santala stay in Kloten for at least another season. Both players have received contracts until the end of the 2016-17 season. (abu)