He arrived last fall as a breath of fresh air and a light of hope in a dark and gloomy climate. Marco Zanetti, who landed as a 13-year-old at Cornèr Arena from Chiasso at Mini age and was the true revelation of the bianconera season that just ended, has tied up withHockey Club Lugano until the end of the 2025/26 season.
The 21-year-old Swiss-licensed forward, born 12.03.2002 in Malnate, signed a three-year professional player agreement these days that replaces and extends his current training contract.
After three seasons as Mini Top, as many as Novice Elit and 152 games as U20 Elit (103 points) with the youth sector bianconero (with two silver medals and one bronze medal in the category championship), Zanetti had made his debut last Oct. 1, 2022 in the first team.
Since then, in a complicated context but with the trust Luca Gianinazzi's staff has always given him, the inexhaustible forward no. 11 (173 cm. x 74 kg., "left") has earned his starting stripes, alternating in every offensive line of Lugano, which, with his speed, technique and courage, he has always helped to improve.
In his first championship at National League (55 appearances), Marco thus collected 7 goals and 11 assists and won everyone over with his resourcefulness and generosity.
Now, the confirmation with a long-term agreement. And the wish of the whole family bianconera that Marco Zanetti, with considerable growth potential, can play an important role in the Lugano of the future.