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Zug’s elite teams compete in the semi-finals

The playoffs continue for Zug’s U20 and U17 youngsters from Friday.

The EVZ U20 Elite team lived up to its role as the favorites to win the quarter-final series, defeating HC Davos 3:1. Now the next challenge awaits coach Thomi Derungs and Co. with HC Ambrì-Piotta. The Ticino side finished 7th in the qualifiers and sent the favorites from Kloten off on vacation with a 3-0 win in the quarter-finals. The team showed nerves of steel in the process: all games ended with a one-goal difference, with Ambrì winning twice in overtime. One of the best playoff scorers in the team is William Hedlund, an ex-Zug player. His father Stefan once coached the EVZ Academy team in the Swiss League.

At the top of the scorers list is a current Zug player: Louis Robin. The 21-year-old can look back on an eventful season. He started it in the EVZ NL team before being loaned out to La Chaux-de-Fonds. He recently returned to Zug, where he supports the U20 Elite team. “The coach and the boys have a lot of confidence in me,” Louis Robin noted. And he’s paying it back: in the four games against Davos, he scored 5 goals and 2 assists. The forward became champion with Zug’s elite juniors in the 2020/21 season. “The memory of that is very cool,” he says, “I’d love to experience it again.” It would be a nice farewell for Louis Robin from Zug. He has signed a contract with NL club Ajoie for the coming season. The first two games of the best-of-five series against HC Ambrì-Piotta will take place this week on Friday (OYM from 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (Gottardo Arena from 4 p.m.).


On the same days, Zug’s U17 Elite team will play its first two matches of the semi-final series against the SCL Young Tigers: on Friday at 7.15 p.m. in the Emmental Versicherung Arena and on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the OYM in Cham. Both teams won two games each in the regular season. Coach Sven Lindemann’s team beat HC Lugano 3:1 in the quarterfinals. The Langnau team advanced with the same result against Kloten.

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