It's payday for Swiss junior ice hockey: the 23 PostFinance Top Scorers in the National League and the Swiss League have earned a total of 251 200 francs for their clubs' junior teams in the 2017/2018 qualifying round. This year PostFinance has once again doubled this sum and is committing the same amount to the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation to support national junior ice hockey teams. This means that a total of 502 400 francs will be granted to the clubs’ ice hockey juniors and the national team this year.
Chasing points for junior ice hockey
The symbolic presentation of the cheque to the most diligent point scorers of the National League clubs took place this afternoon in Depot B in Berne. Since the 2002/2003 season, the PostFinance Top Scorers have been earning money with their goals and assists for Swiss Ice Hockey juniors. Every goal and every assist is worth 300 francs in the National League, and 200 francs in the Swiss League. At the end of the competition, the points scored are converted into cash. All of the money earned by the Top Scorers goes to the junior divisions of the relevant clubs.
Dustin Jeffrey is the #1 Top Scorer in the National League
Dustin Jeffrey of Lausanne HC racked up a total of 13 goals and 44 assists over the course of 50 qualifying matches, making him the highest-ranked Top Scorer in the National League. He was followed by Fredrik Pettersson from ZSC Lions in second place with a total of 50 points (26 goals and 24 assists). The forward from EV Zug, Viktor Stalberg, who scored 22 goals and had 28 assists, came in third. Dustin Jeffrey's victory marks the first time that the Top Scorer has come from Lausanne HC.
5.5 million francs raised for Swiss junior ice hockey
The twelve Top Scorers of the National League have raised a total of 153 000 francs, while the Swiss League Top Scorers amassed 98 200 francs. As it does every year, PostFinance has doubled this sum and donated it to national junior ice hockey teams. All in all, the financial institution invested 502 400 francs in the future of Swiss ice hockey in the 2017/2018 season.
Supporting the next generation is important to PostFinance. Since 2002/2003, the PostFinance Top Scorer initiative has raised around 5.5 million francs for up-and-coming players in the National League, the Swiss League and national junior ice hockey teams. PostFinance is also the organizer of the PostFinance Trophy, a schools tournament that has playfully spread the joy of ice hockey to nearly 2,500 children across Switzerland since 2008.
Images of today's Top Scorer ceremony in Berne as well as current images of all PostFinance Top Scorers in the National League can be found on the Internet. Use of these images is free for editorial purposes.
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