IHLC Team Profiles – Switzerland (Women’s)

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switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND (SUI) Women’s National Ice Hockey Team

While the Swiss team is considered by many to be the next emerging nation to break the “big four” of women’s hockey (Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland), the Eisgenossen have yet to win the IHLC after multiple attempts. However, the team has come a long way from their 10-0 drubbing in the first women’s international game in 1987, coming quite close at the 2014 Olympics, where they emerged a surprising Bronze medal winner, the first non-“big four” team to medal in Olympic women’s hockey.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 12
First IHLC Game:
 10-0 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Apr. 21, 1987
Latest IHLC Game: 3-1 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Feb. 17, 2014
Closest IHLC Game: 3-1 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Feb. 17, 2014
Largest IHLC Defeat: 13-0 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Apr. 3, 2013

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
5
First Game Hosted: usa-11 USA 5-0 SVK slovakia-11, Apr. 17, 2011 (Zürich)
Latest Game Hosted:
 usa-11 USA 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 (OT), Apr. 25, 2011 (Zürich)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Women’s World Championships (1: 2011)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF Women’s World Championship Result: bronzemedal (1: 2012)
Best Olympic Games Result: bronzemedal (1: 2014)
Best Three / Four Nations Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. canada1965-11 CAN 10-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York canada1965-11
02. canada1965-11 CAN 6-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 03/31/1997 – WWC – Kitchener canada1965-11
03. canada1965-11 CAN 10-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 03/08/1999 – WWC – Vantaa finland-11
04. usa-11 USA 9-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 03/30/2004 – WWC – Halifax canada1965-11
05. usa-11 USA 6-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/11/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
06. canada1965-11 CAN 9-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 04/03/2007 – WWC – Winnipeg canada1965-11
07. canada1965-11 CAN 10-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/15/2010 – OG – Vancouver canada1965-11
08. usa-11 USA 11-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 08/27/2011 – TNT – Vierumäki finland-11
09. usa-11 USA 10-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 04/13/2012 – WWC – Burlington usa-11
10. canada1965-11 CAN 13-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 04/03/2013 – WWC – Ottawa canada1965-11
11. usa-11 USA 9-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/10/2014 – OG – Sochi russia-11
12. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 SUI switzerland-11 – 02/17/2014 – OG – Sochi russia-11

Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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