We will present you, from now until the end of the playoffs, in this semi-serious column, the quotes that in our opinion particularly suit the eight teams who are battling to become Swiss Champions!

This column will be published regularly…


Lausanne HC

“Mental toughness is essential to success!” – Vince Lombardi

Lausanne were literally up against the wall and were coming off two painful defeats. But during game-7 they reacted, they roared and finally made it to the semifinals for the first time in their history! The Lions Vaudois showed some real mental toughness… but frankly speaking, it’s no surprise. Ville Peltonen’s troops in fact, had already proved capable of bouncing back after negative periods of form during the Regualr Season. This is synonym with some real character!

SCL Tigers

“Pain goes away, pride lasts forever!” – Generic

Today it’s painful… so fu*king painful. Because Langnau seriously believed to make their semifinals dream come true. Today’s pain, however, will go away. What will remain in mind is that the Tigers had some terrific playoffs… and that they did all they could to win this series against Lausanne even though the odds weren’t in their favour. Langnau’s comeback remained unfinished… but pride will last forever!