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Former Rattlers Goalie Re-Signs in NLB

 August 3rd, 2018 at 9:45AM  August 3rd, 2018 2:50PM

Porrentruy, Switzerland- Former Bradford Rattlers Goalie, Dominic Nyffeler, has re-signed with HC Ajoie in the NLB!

Nyffeler joined the GMHL for the Bradford Rattlers in 2013-2014, and immediately became their starting goalie. Nyffeler’s impact on the Rattlers was huge, and he was one of the top goaltenders in the league, which included Sergei Bolshakov (Bulls) and Anton Todykov (Civics) who are now both in the KHL’s affiliate league, the VHL. Nyffeler posted a 2.17 GAA (3rd Overall), 0.936 S% (2nd Overall), 18 Wins (2nd Overall) in 25 Games Played, which was good enough to earn Nyffeler the honours of GMHL All-Star (Team World). Nyffeler’s play was impressive, and teams at the professional level took notice of his play, and during the 2013-2014 Season, Nyffeler received a PTO in the NLB with HC Thurgau. Nyffeler spent a month between December and January with HC Thurgau, where he earned a contract for the 2014-2015 Season before returning to the Rattlers before the start of the playoffs. Nyffeler’s play continued in the playoffs where in 14 Games Played, he posted a 2.29 GAA (2nd Overall) 0.938 S% (2nd Overall) 533 Saves (1st Overall) 10 Wins (2nd Overall), back-stopping the Rattlers to a second straight Russell Cup Finals, before bowing out to the Bradford Bulls.

With an impressive season behind him, Nyffeler was ready to get started with HC Thurgau in the NLB. Nyffeler became the starting goalie for HC Thurgau for the next two seasons, and in 2015-2016 he even received a call up to the NLA, Switzerland’s top professional league. In 2016-2017, Nyffeler signed with a new team in the NLB, becoming the starter at EHC Olten, where he would post a 2.12 GAA and 0.923 S% in 22 Regular Season Games for the team, and earning the NLB Most Shutouts for the playoffs that season. Nyffeler again made another move the following season, and signed with HC Ajoie where he has had his most success at the professional level, having a career year. Nyffeler posted a 2.45 GAA 0.921 S% in 34 Regular Season Games and a 2.12 GAA 0.936 S% in 11 Playoff Games Played, helping them to a deep playoff run. Nyffeler’s play last season has earned him a one-year extension with HC Ajoie for the 2018-2019 Season!

Between the NLB and NLA, Nyffeler is playing some of the highest levels of professional hockey that has seen players such as: Nico Hicschier (New Jersey Devils), Roman Josi (Nashville Predators), Patric Hörnqvist (Pittsburgh Penguins), and many others. The GMHL is proud to have one of its alumni playing at this level of hockey, and we are happy to see Nyffeler continue his success at the professional level. The GMHL wishes Nyffeler the best of luck next season!

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