EDMONTON, ALTA. – Over the holidays, Oil Kings forward Dario Meyer was recently selected by the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation to represent Switzerland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Back on December 10, 2015, Meyer reported to the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation’s U20 National cTeam World Junior Preparation Camp in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Meyer who wears #12 for the Oil Kings, will wear #14 for Switzerland.
The 19-year-old forward hails from Bern, Switzerland and has registered 14 points (9G, 5A) and four penalty minutes in 216games this season for the Oil Kings. The right winger was selected in the CHL Import Draft on June 30, 2015 and is the first Swiss-born Oil King in the organization’s history.
During the 2014-15 season, the 6-1, 181-pound forward had 16 points in 25 games for Bern in the Swiss Elite Jr. A league and played four games for EHC Visp of the Swiss National League B. Meyer has previously represented Switzerland at the 2013-14 Hlinka Memorial Tournament and was invited to the Swiss development camp this past summer for the World Junior Championships.
“On behalf of the Edmonton Oil Kings, we’re proud that Dario has the opportunity to represent his native country, Switzerland, at a world-class event and tremendous tournament,” said Randy Hansch, Oil Kings General Manager. “We wish Dario all the best at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland and look forward to seeing him in action.”
Meyer alongside Team Switzerland opened the tournament in Group A against Sweden with a tough 8-3 loss, but will play three more games in the preliminary round:
Sunday, December 27 7:00 AM MST DEN vs. SUI
Tuesday, December 29 11:00 AM MST SUI vs. CAN
Wednesday. December 30 11:00 AM MST USA vs. SUI