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EVZ enters the playoffs with records

The Women’s Team will face Lyss in the quarterfinals of the SWHL B (Best of 3) on Saturday. The Zug team won the main round 19:1.

The EVZ Women’s Team has probably set records for eternity in recent months. In 18 games, it collected a maximum of 54 points in the SWHL B qualifiers. The previous record was 51 points, which SC Langenthal achieved twice (2021/22 and 2019/20). In terms of goal difference, however, no team has ever come close to the Zug team’s numbers: They scored 317 goals and conceded just 7.


Speaking of records. Lara Stalder scored an average of 7.6 points per game (63 goals, 66 assists). No player in Switzerland with at least 10 games this season was more productive. Number two is Robin Ganz from the seniors of EHC Embrach (5.70), followed by Sébastien Gaehler from third-division club HC Trois-Chêne with an average of 4.67 points. In the history of the SWHL B, Sara Confidenti from Kreuzling was previously the most productive player with 3.67 (2019/20 season). The previous record for all women’s leagues dates back to the same season: Geneva’s Katia Rummel posted an average of 5.50 points.


Lara Stalder and the EVZ also almost won a title. In the final of the National Cup, they lost 2-1 on penalties to SC Berne, the eventual qualifying winners of the PostFinance Women’s League. Participation in the final tournament for the Cup was the first goal the team set itself. The second goal is to win the SWHL B championship. On the way there, DHC Lyss awaits in the quarter-finals. The best-of-3 series begins on February 24 in Zug, with the following games scheduled for Sunday in Lyss and possibly Wednesday in Zug.


Zug already know their opponents: in their last qualifying game on Sunday, they won 19:1 against the Bernese side. In their first meeting in the 10th round, Lyss caused a stir when they became the first team ever to score a goal against EVZ in the championship. It is now the only team to have scored against Zug in both qualifying matches.


1/4-Final (Best of 3)
Sat, February 24, 2024 – 17:30 – EVZ vs DHC Lyss
Sun, February 25, 2024 –  11:00 – DHC Lyss vs EVZ 
Wed, February 28, 2024 – 20:00 – EVZ vs DHC Lyss (in case of defeat in game 1 or 2)


Other possible series and game dates:

1/2-Final (Best of 3)
Sat, March 02, 2024 – 14:00 – Home game 1
Sun, March 03, 2024 – Away game 2
Wed, March 06, 2024 – 20:00 – Home game 3 (if game 1 or 2 is lost)

Final (Best of 5)
Sat, March 09, 2024 – 19:00 – Home game 1
Sun, March 10, 2024 – Away game 2
Wed, March 13, 2024 – 19:45 – Home Game 3
Sat, March 16, 2024 – Away Game 4 (in case of defeat in Game 1, 2 or 3)
Sun, March 17, 2024 – 17:30 – Home Game 5 (if series score 2:2)

Possible league qualifying promotion match (best of 3)
Wed, March 20, 2024 – Away game 1
Sat, March 23, 2024 – 16:00 – Home Game 2
Sun, March 24, 2024 – Away Game 3 (if Game 1 or 2 is lost)

General sponsor
Zuger Kantonalbank
Main sponsors
Binelli Group