Australian men’s U18 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the Australian men’s under-18 national team roster for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament. The competition will take place from 23 to 29 March in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, China, Croatia, the Netherlands and Spain.

Changes to the team from the 2020 World Championships include the additions of Mitchell Choi, Dillon Dewar, Nicholas Doornbos, Luke Doyle, Dmitri Kuleshov, Maxim Lyashenko, Noah Maley, Patrick Sucher and Easton Robitaille. Kale Costa returns to the team after being named in 2019 but didn’t end up playing. While players dropped include Nathaniel Benson, Declan Bronte, Jakob Doornbos, Zachery Gumm, Marcus Hosen, Reece Lukowiak, Max Miller, Thomas Moncrieff and Kalin Njirich.

Defence
Luke Doyle (Perth Sharks)
Ethan Hawes (Northern Cyclones)
Jacob Laver (Red Deer Elks Midget AA)
Anthony Njirich
Patrick Sucher (OHA Midget AA)
Mathieu Vaillancourt (Perth Sharks)
Arthur Wang (Whitby Fury)

Forwards
Mitchell Choi (Pursuit of Excellence Prep)
Kale Costa (HC Dynamo Pardubice U20)
Justin Dixon (Pursuit of Excellence Elite 15s)
Nicholas Doornbos (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Ben Handberg
Dmitri Kuleshov (Sydney Sabres)
Maxim Lyashenko (Ontario Hockey Academy Gold)
Noah Maley (Adelaide Generals)
Liam McAuley
Cooper Metcalf (Melbourne Glaciers)
Arum Rapchuk (Brisbane Blitz)
Easton Robitaille
Connor Schultz (Sydney Sabres)

Goaltenders
Dillon Dewar (Perth Sharks)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)

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