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Bozon to head Geneva promotion push

Bozon has signed a two year contract with Geneva

(Keystone Archive)

Geneva-Servette ice hockey club have set out their stall for the new season with former Lugano forward Philippe Bozon coming in to strengthen the squad's challenge for promotion.

The 35-year-old French winger, who previously spent four years playing in the NHL for the St Louis Blues, has signed a two-year contract with the second division side.

Despite ending the last two Swiss league seasons on the side of the losing finalists, Bozon was able to look back on a starring role in both campaigns. Apparently saving his best for the end-of-year-playoffs, the French international scored a total of ten goals during Lugano's two final series against the Zurich Lions.

Bozon is one of eight new players to have been brought in by Geneva. American defender Todd Richards is the only entirely new face to Switzerland, with the other six players all leaving the top division along with Bozon.

The Genevan fans will get their first chance to see the new squad in August, when the club plans to host an international tournament involving Sparta Prague, the Munich Barons, the Berlin Polar Bears and the London Knights.

swissinfo with agencies


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