GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – These are dizzying days for Geneva Servette, the ice hockey club, that is.
It is currently top of the Swiss National League and while it is going to have to keep fighting hard to stay there, it’s a fine place to be for a team that suffered several disappointments last season.
The level of play in the Swiss league is enjoying a boost from the addition of several NHL (National Hockey League) players during their lockout, but the GSHC is on a par with other teams for this.
The rest of the league is waking up to GSHC’s prowess, however, and Geneva lost Saturday to a hard-fighting Langnau, 3-2.
Local fans are packing the ice rink but for those who aren’t nearby, Swisscom TV now offers the matches.
Meanwhile, the woes of the other Geneva Servette, the football team, continue, as it hits the bottom of the heap in its Swiss league. The Tribune de Geneve 19 Octobre published a sobering summary of the size of the task in front of the club, if it is going to make a comeback. Saturday’s 0-0 match against St-Gall was at best not another loss.