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Olivier Anken
Position goaltender
Teams HC Forward Morges (NLB)
EHC Biel (NLA)
Olympics Flag of Switzerland 1988
World Championships Flag of Switzerland 1981 WC B
Flag of Switzerland 1987 WC
Flag of Switzerland 1990 WC B
Nationality Flag of Switzerland Swiss
Born February 10th 1957,
Morges, Switzerland
Pro Career 1994

Olivier Anken (b. February 10th 1957 in Morges, canton of Vaud, Switzerland) is a former professional Swiss goaltender.

Trained at his local club, HC Forward Morges, Anken made his pro debuts in the National League B. In 1976, he joins EHC Biel of the Nationalliga A, where he established himself as a starter. A year after his arrival in Biel, the club was NLA champion.

His success opened before him the doors to the Swiss National Team, for which he became a starter. He participated in the 1981 and 1990 World Championship B, as well as in the 1987 World Championship. He was also between the pipes at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Anken played his last game in 1994 and finished nicely his career by saving EHC Biel from relegation during the NLA playouts against EHC Olten, a game Biel won in shootouts.

He totals 627 NLA games (all with Biel) and 153 games with the Swiss National Team.


  • Swiss champions (3): 1978, 1981 and 1983, all with EHC Biel.

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