Thomas Rüfenacht

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Thomas Rufenacht
NLA, Geneve-Servette HC vs. SC Bern, 19th January 2016 18.JPG
Born (1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 34)
Meggen, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
NL team
Former teams
SC Bern
SCL Tigers
EHC Visp
Genève-Servette HC
Lausanne HC
EV Zug
HC Lugano
National teamFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003present

Thomas Rufenacht (born February 22, 1985) is a Swiss-American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with SC Bern of the National League (NL).

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

SC Bern

Schlittschuh Club Bern is an ice hockey team based in Bern, Switzerland. They play in the National League (NL), the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system. For the 16th time in a row, the club is the most attended ice hockey team in Europe for the 2016–17 season, averaging 16,399 spectators.

National League (ice hockey) Swiss top ice hockey league

The National League (NL) is a professional ice hockey league in Switzerland and is the top tier of the Swiss league system. Prior to the 2017–18 season, the league was known as National League A. During the 2018–19 season, the league had an average of 6,949 spectators per game which is the highest among European leagues. The capital city's club SC Bern has been ranked first of all European clubs for 18 seasons and had an average attendance of 16,290 after the regular season. The ZSC Lions are another club in the top ten of European ice hockey attendance, ranking seventh with 9,694 spectators.

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Playing career

On November 4, 2013, Rüfenacht agreed to a three-year contract with SC Bern. On October 27, 2016, he signed a three-year contract extension with Bern worth CHF 1.2 million.

On November 5, 2019, Rüfenacht was signed to a two-year contract extension worth CHF 1.4 mio by Bern, through the 2021/22 season.

International play

Rufenacht was named to the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship. [1]

Switzerland mens national ice hockey team mens national ice hockey team representing Switzerland

The Switzerland men's national ice hockey team is a founding member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and is controlled by the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. As of 2018 the Swiss team was ranked 7th in the world by the IIHF.

2014 IIHF World Championship 2014 edition of the IIHF World Championship

The 2014 IIHF World Championship was hosted by Belarus in its capital, Minsk. Sixteen national teams were competing in two venues, the Minsk-Arena and Chizhovka-Arena. It was the first time Belarus hosted the tournament. The selection of Belarus to host this competition was the subject of much debate, with some politicians in both Europe and the United States calling for the IIHF to move the tournament to another country.

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References

  1. "Rosters forming for WC". International Ice Hockey Federation . May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.