After a week of training on the ice at the Wurth Arena in Egna / Neumarkt (BZ), the friendly tests of the Senior National Team begin in preparation for the IIHF Top Division World Championships in Cologne and Paris (5-21 May).
It will be an all-hockey Easter for the national team of coach Stefan Mair who will face Austria twice between today and tomorrow , a well-known opponent in a very useful test that will already serve to draw the first indications.
The first race will be in Egna on Sunday at 18:00 and on Monday in Innsbruckthere will be the return at 16:00. Two tests in which the Italian team will use the 22 called up who started the meeting and then await the arrival of the other athletes next week.
“It is always very interesting to face the Austrian national team.” Coach Mair says. They are already ahead of preparation because their Division I – Group A World Cup will start on April 22 in Kiev (Ukraine) and therefore they are already in the finishing phase. With the staff of the National team, however, we have calibrated this week more for a physical and athletic preparation of the group. I have players who have been very busy, while others have had different minutes in different situations. So with the athletic trainer Alex Doliana we studied a plan for each one. The fact is that the team has had a lot of work for this week. In any case, they will be two thick friendlies because the opponent will play to return to the Top group of the World Cup. ”
The two friendlies against Austria are the first of a series of five matches that the Senior National Team will play to get closer to their debut on 6 May in Cologne against Slovakia.
After the double Easter match against Austria, the Azzurri team will play another two friendlies in Egna against Kazakistahn (19 April) and against Slovenia, on Sunday 23 April while on 2 May there will be the match against the United States at Agora Milan. . All the matches that will be played in Egna can be followed in live streaming on the Federation’s Youtube Channel while the match scores will be available on the website.

the called up
Andreas Bernard (1990 / Assat Pori – Liiga – Finland) (Sc Auer / Ora)
Gianluca Vallini (1993 / HC Gherdeina – Alps Hockey League) (Ev Bozen’84)
Alex Trivellato (1993 / Schwenninger Wild Wings – DEL – Germany)
Thomas Larkin (1990 / HK Medvescak Zagrabia – KHL – Croatia / Adler Mannheim – DEL – Germany)
Luca Zanatta (1991 / Red Ice Martigny – NLB – Switzerland) (SG Cortina)
Michael Angelo Zanatta (1989 / Red Ice Martigny – NLB – Switzerland) (SG Cortina)
Armin Helfer (1980 / HC Val Pusteria – Alps Hockey League)
Daniel Glira (1994 / HC Bolzano – EBEL) (HC Pustertal Junior)
Ruben Rampazzo (1993 / HC Davos – LNA / Hockey Thurgau – Switzerland) (Ritten Sport Hockey)
Armin Hofer (1987 / HC Val Pusteria – Alps Hockey League)
Anton Bernard (1989 / HC Bolzano 2000 – Ebel)
Marco Insam (1989/HC Bolzano 2000 – Ebel)
Luca Frigo (1993/HC Bolzano 2000 – Ebel)
Giovanni Morini (1995/HC Lugano – NLA – Svizzera) (SG Cortina)
Markus Gander (1989/HC Bolzano 2000 – Ebel)
Raphael Andergassen (1993/HC Val Pusteria – Alps Hockey League) (SV Kaltern/Caldaro)
Daniel Frank (1994/HC Bolzano 2000 – Ebel)
Riccardo Lacedelli (1995/SG Cortina – Alps Hockey League)
Alex Lambacher (1996/EC Kassel Huskies – DEL2 – Hannover Indians – Oberliga Nord) (HC Gherdeina)
Viktor Schweitzer (1992/HC Val Pusteria – Alps Hockey League) (HC Pustertal Junior)
Matthias Mantinger (1996/WSV Sterzing/Vipiteno – Alps Hockey League) (SV Kaltern/Caldaro)
Michele Marchetti (1994 / HC Bolzano 2000) (SHC Fassa)

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