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Swiss without Vauclair

Swiss without Vauclair

Defenceman retires after 12 Worlds

Published 23.03.2015 13:43 GMT+1 | Author Martin Merk
Swiss without Vauclair
Julien Vauclair retires from the Swiss national team after 12 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
35-year-old Defenceman Julian Vauclair announced the end of his career with the Swiss national team.

Vauclair, who will continue playing for HC Lugano of the Swiss NLA, represented Switzerland in 210 international games including 12 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and three Olympic Winter Games.

He was also part of the team that won the silver medals at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship after advancing to the gold medal game in Stockholm thanks to an undefeated streak before losing to host Sweden.

Earlier during the season already Roman Wick told new national coach Glen Hanlon that he won’t play for the national team anymore while Julien Sprunger announced that he won’t be available this season either.

At the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic, Switzerland will also have to play without goaltender Tobias Stephan, who suffered a concussion in EV Zug’s last quarter-final game.


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