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Alina Muller

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Alina Muller

Alina Muller
  • Birth date 3/12/1998
  • Birthplace Lengnau
  • Height/Weight 5'5"/ 136 lbs
  • Olympics 2014, 2018

Biography

  • Club / Team
  • ZSC Lions: Zurich, SUI
  • Hobbies
  • Sports in general, shopping, socialising with friends, wakeboarding. (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017; ehc-winterthur.ch, 25 Jan 2014)
  • Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
  • "After the official arrival with the team I still do the same exercises. Generally, my flow to warm up on the ice is always the same." (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her brother Mirco Muller is a professional ice hockey player. In 2017/18 he joined the New Jersey Devils in the NHL after several seasons with the San Jose Sharks. (nhl.com, 22 Dec 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • "We lived close to an ice rink and we often went there with my father to skate. We joined the kids there and then my brother and I got involved with the hockey club."
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her parents and her brother Mirco Muller. (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • US ice hockey player Zach Parise, Canadian ice hockey players Jonathan Toews and Nathan McKinnon. (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017; ehc-winterthur.ch, 25 Jan 2014)
  • Awards and honours
  • She was named Best Forward at the 2015 U18 World Championships in Buffalo, NY, United States of America. (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Georg Taferner [club], AUT; Daniela Diaz [national], SUI
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Forward
  • Handedness
  • Shoots left
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She began playing ice hockey at age six.
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Competing for
  • Switzerland
  • Occupation
  • Athlete, Student
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Play smart, simple and with a lot of fun. You play your best if you like doing it." (toughcompetitionmagazine.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2017)
  • Other information
  • BOSTON MOVE
    She committed to Northwestern University in Boston, MA, United States of America for the 2018/19 season. (swisshockeynews.ch, 22 Nov 2017)

    YOUNGEST MEDAL
    She became the youngest ice hockey player to win an Olympic Winter Games medal when she won bronze with the Swiss team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (theicegarden.com, 12 Sep 2017)
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