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By Daniel Monnin – Swiss Hockey News

The Swiss Women’s National team will face Czechia, Russia, and Germany at the Halloween-Cup in Füssen from Thursday to Sunday. However, practically no Swiss playing abroad are on Daniela Diaz’ roster. 

For Daniela Diaz, the traditional Four-Nation tournament shows where her team is at. “After the tournament, we know where we are at.” Three months before the Olympic Qualification tournament in Arosa, Switzerland will face two opponents against which they will play in Arosa and at the World Championship in the United States: Czechia and Germany. Russia is part of the top group at the World Championship and a possible opponent in the quarterfinals. Germany and Czechia, like the Swiss team, are part of the second group. Moreover, the Czechs will be the biggest opponent in Arosa.

Adtech AdDaniela Diaz has put together a team with players from the Swiss Women’s Hockey League, with one exception: Anja Stiefel plays for the Swedish Champion Luleå. Goaltender Florence Schelling (Linköping) is injured at the moment. Lara Stalder (University of Minnesota), Phoebe Staenz (Yale University), captain Livia Altmann (Colgate University) will be absent as well.

Diaz’ Swiss will face Czechia on Thursday (3pm), their archenemy Germany on Friday (6.30 pm), and Russia on Saturday (1pm).