Ralph Krueger
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"Ralph Krueger" is a Canadian-born German former professional ice hockey coach and player and current chairman of Southampton F.C/Southampton Football Club.

He was head coach of the Swiss national ice hockey team/Swiss men's national ice hockey team from the 1997–98 season until the end of the 2010 Winter Olympics/XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2012–13 season. In 2014, Krueger shifted from hockey to the world of association football, to become director of English Premier League team Southampton F.C./Southampton. On March 12, 2014, Krueger was appointed the chairman of Southampton F.C.

He is also known for his involvement in the World Economic Forum, where since 2011 he has been a Member, Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership.

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With all of Canada watching, this happening at 35 years of age, my God, that's a great story.

In general terms, I expect all teams to show respect in all situations as we do in ours. I'm sure it won't hurt in terms of having my players ready for [Wednesday].

A very special day for Swiss ice hockey and a very special day for this group of individuals that believed this was possible and never stopped believing. Beginning with The Wall in net, Martin Gerber , unbelievable penalty killing, and a lot of courage from players who just a few years ago were asking for autographs from the players they faced today.

This is a very special day for a group of players who never stopped believing.

Without continuity and without the core of players bringing a lot of experience to this tournament we would have had no chance. We have an average of 100 national team games among our 22 players.

This is a great day for Swiss hockey and a great day for this group of players. It started with the wall in net (Martin Gerber), we had unbelievable penalty killing throughout, and a lot of courage from a group of players who were just shortly — a few years ago — asking for autographs from the players they just beat.

He brings a calmness on the puck to our power play. Off the ice, he brings passion and fire.

There's no question the top seven are far above the rest.

The team is mature. You're going to see that here, we've by far not reached our goals yet. We have Germany tomorrow. There's no time to sit on this. They can look back on this period for the rest of their life and they should do that with pride but they're not going to do that right now. I know that.