Treille to coach French juniors
by Martin Merk|20 APR 2020
As a player Yorick Treille (here shaking hand with Czech player Petr Hubacek) played for the French national team in 13 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship events and one Olympics.
photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
Long-time French national team player Yorick Treille was named head coach of the French U20 national team that will play in the IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group B next winter. He will replace Pierre Pousse in this position.

Treille will also continue as assistant coach of men’s national team head coach Philippe Bozon mainly as of February when the U20 program is done. The coaching trio of the men’s national team also includes Rene Matte as an assistant coach.

Treille represented France in 13 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments at the senior level including nine in the top division. He finished his career as a player when he switched from player to coach at the Mulhouse Scorpions during the 2018/2019 season.

During his first full season 2019/2020 he led Mulhouse to the semi-finals of the Ligue Magnus prior to the cancellation of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic and decided to leave the club for this new opportunity.

France will play Slovenia, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia and Japan in a battle for promotion to the Division I Group A.
Yorick Treille worked as an assistant coach to Philippe Bozon at the national team for the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship – a role he will continue.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images