Yannic Lodge

2020 U20 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost to Iceland 1-4 in the gold medal game of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. As a result Australia finish the tournament in second place for the second year in a row. Forward Yannic Lodge was named best Australian of the game. Sebastian Woodlands was named best goaltender of the tournament after posting the top save percentage of 90.32. In the other games of the day Turkey defeated Mexico 4-2 to finish third, Bulgaria beat New Zealand 6-1 for fifth and Chinese Taipei got an 5-4 overtime win over South Africa to come in seventh. Iceland’s win means they are promoted to Division II Group B for 2021, their first time back to Division II Group B since 2015.

Further information:
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Livestreaming on YouTube
Ice Hockey Australia Facebook page

Bronze: Turkey 4-2 Mexico (17:00, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
Gold: Iceland 4-1 Australia (20:30, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Placement round
7th place: South Africa 4-5 OT Chinese Taipei (10:00, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)
5th place: Bulgaria 6-1 New Zealand (13:30, 19 January 2020, Winter Sports Palace)

Final standings
1. Iceland – promoted to Division II Group B
2. Australia
3. Turkey
4. Mexico
5. Bulgaria
6. New Zealand
7. Chinese Taipei
8. South Africa

Perth Sharks 2019-20 roster

The Perth Sharks have released their roster for the 2019-20 AJIHL season.

New players to the team include Cameron Bell, Brice Chapman, Dillon Dewar, Luke Doyle, Harry Jackson, Riley Langille, Yannic Lodge (from Tranås AIF J20), Zack Mercorella and Drew Robson

While dropped from the roster are Lachlan Dwyer, Dominic Gomez, Austin Hoffman, Harvey Jackson, Joshua Kostka, Liam McAuley, Stephen McCann, Sean McLean, Edward Meaden-Cox, Hayden Read, Joshua Santana, Jye Sarcich, Harry Tanner and Buster Thomas-Blend

Changes to the staff include Marc Vaillancourt coming on as an assistant coach in place of Liam Jeffries and Alastair Punler. While Harry Tanner moves into the role of development coach after playing for the team last season.

Lachlan Atkins
Dillon Dewar
Luke Doyle
Ryan Langille (injured)
Yannic Lodge
Zack Mercorella
Kalin Njirich
Rhys Pelliccione
Ben Ramsay-Lelek
Drew Robson
Ryan Rothwell
Jaydon Santana
Alexander Spalding
Nick Turich
Mathieu Vaillancourt
Ben Williams
Brock Williams
Oscar Zhu

Harry Jackson

Development squad
Cameron Bell
Brice Chapman
Riley Langille

– Head coach: Ben Breault
– Assistant coach: Marc Vaillancourt
– Development coach: Harry Tanner
– Team manager: Gill McLean
– Trainer: Grant Mercorella

Australian men’s U20 roster for 2020 World Championships

Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-20 national team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 January 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

For more information see the announcement from Ice Hockey Australia.

James Barton (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Nathaniel Benson (Carleton Place Jr. Canadians)
Andrew Chen (Adelaide Generals)
Will Clifford (Brisbane Blitz)
Julian Fodor (Sicamous Eagles)
Jeremy Friederich (Adelaide Generals)
Zachery Gumm (Windsor Aces)
Benjamin Handberg
Kenshin Hayashi
Thomas Kiliwnik (Brisbane Blitz)
Connor Lee (Steele County Blades)
Yannic Lodge (Perth Sharks)
Jack Ransome (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Arum Rapchuk (Brisbane Blitz)
Jake Riley (Tranås AIF J20)
Dylan Sables (Sydney Sabres)
James Urweiss (Sydney Sabres)
Arthur Wang (Whitby Fury)
Alexander Wardlaw (Sydney Wolf Pack)
Sebastian Woodlands (Detroit Fighting Irish)

– Head Coach: Dave Ruck
– Assistant Coach: Jason Kvisle
– Team Manager: Gill McLean
– Team Leader: Paul Kelly
– Team Medical Officer: Tristan Foo
– Equipment Manager: John Lavery