South Korea men's national ice hockey team

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South Korea Korea
(South Korea / Republic of Korea)
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Association Korea Ice Hockey Association
Head coach Jim Paek
Assistants Kim Woo-jee
Richard Park
Son Ho-sung
Captain Park Woo-sang
Most games Kim Woo-jae (46)
Most points Kim Ki-sung (67)
IIHF code KOR
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Ranking
Current IIHF 21 Increase2
Highest IIHF 21 (2017)
Lowest IIHF 33 (2010)
First international
 Spain 7–1 South Korea 
(Barcelona, Spain; 16 March 1979)
Biggest win
 South Korea 44–0 Hong Kong 
(Perth, Australia; 14 March 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Latvia 27–0 South Korea 
(Bled, Slovenia; 18 March 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 26 (first in 1979)
Best result 18th (2017)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 7 (first in 1986)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (2017), Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze (1986, 1990, 2007, 2011)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 2018)
International record (W–L–T)
85–129–16

The South Korean national ice hockey team (Korean: 대한민국 아이스하키 국가대표팀; Daehanmingug Aiseuhaki Guggadaepyotim) is the national men's ice hockey of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). They are currently ranked 23rd in the IIHF World Ranking and currently compete in IIHF World Championship. The team's most successful campaign thus far was a second place in the 2017 Division IA tournament and thus qualifying for the top division in 2018 IIHF World Championship. They will compete in their first Winter Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang as the host nation.

History

South Korea at the 2017 World Championship Division IA tournament in Ukraine. They finished second and earned promotion to the World Championship for the first time.

South Korea first participated in the World Championship in 1979, playing in Pool C, the third level of the tournament. They did not return until 1982, again in Pool C, and became a regular participant in 1986. They have remained at the Division I level, the second tier of the World Championship, since 2010.

Upon being named the host country for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the South Korean team began efforts to steadily improve themselves in order to be competitive with the other teams expected at the tournament. Several North American players playing for teams in South Korea were offered South Korean citizenship, thus allowing them to play at the Olympics.[1]

Tournament record

Olympic Games

  • 2018Qualified

World Championship

Roster

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division IA.[2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Matt Dalton L 189 cm 91 kg (1986-07-04) 4 July 1986 (age 31) South Korea Anyang Halla
30 Park Sungje R 175 cm 84 kg (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 31) South Korea High1
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
6 Kim Wonjun R 180 cm 83 kg (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 (age 26) South Korea Anyang Halla
16 Lee Don Ku L 182 cm 95 kg (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 (age 29) South Korea Anyang Halla
12 Oh Hyonho L 177 cm 80 kg (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 (age 30) South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales
2 Alex Plante R 200 cm 106 kg (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 28) South Korea Anyang Halla
23 Eric Regan R 190 cm 97 kg (1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 (age 29) South Korea Anyang Halla
3 Seo Yeongjun R 183 cm 82 kg (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 (age 22) South Korea Korea University
5 Bryan William Young L 188 cm 88 kg (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 31) South Korea High1 Chuncheon
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
27 Ahn Jin Hui R 182 cm 84 kg (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 26) South Korea Anyang Halla
8 Cho Minho R 177 cm 85 kg (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 30) South Korea Anyang Halla
11 Kim Kisung L 180 cm 85 kg (1985-05-14) 14 May 1985 (age 32) South Korea Anyang Halla
19 Kim Sangwook L 182 cm 87 kg (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 29) South Korea Anyang Halla
18 Kim Won Jung R 182 cm 85 kg (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 32) South Korea Anyang Halla
13 Lee Young Jun R 184 cm 75 kg (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 26) South Korea Sangmu
21 Park Jin Kyu L 177 cm 85 kg (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 25) South Korea Sangmu
25 Park Woosang L 194 cm 90 kg (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 32) South Korea Anyang Halla
28 Shin Hyung Yun L 184 cm 82 kg (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 27) South Korea High1 Chuncheon
17 Shin Sanghoon R 173 cm 77 kg (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 24) South Korea Anyang Halla
15 Shin Sangwoo L 177 cm 85 kg (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 (age 29) South Korea Anyang Halla
10 Michael Swift L 178 cm 82 kg (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 30) South Korea High1 Chuncheon

All-time record against other nations

As of April 26, 2017

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Japan 24 3 1 20 44 173
 China 21 5 2 14 59 120
 Hungary 15 3 1 11 45 105
 Australia 14 9 3 2 84 55
 Spain 14 7 3 4 54 52
 North Korea 12 5 1 6 40 64
 Kazakhstan 11 1 0 10 14 79
 Poland 9 4 0 5 23 32
 Romania 9 4 0 5 27 50
 Bulgaria 9 3 0 6 44 54
 Netherlands 9 3 0 6 39 49
 Croatia 8 3 0 5 24 24
 Great Britain 8 3 0 5 23 42
 Belgium 7 4 0 3 27 24
 Yugoslavia 7 1 0 6 14 60
 New Zealand 6 6 0 0 99 5
 Italy 6 1 0 5 6 33
 South Africa 5 5 0 0 46 8
 Slovenia 5 0 0 5 7 31
 Denmark 5 0 0 5 4 52
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 49 6
 Israel 4 3 1 0 23 11
 Lithuania 4 2 0 2 13 13
 Austria 4 0 1 3 7 21
 France 4 0 0 4 7 60
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 79 1
 Estonia 3 1 0 2 7 24
 Chinese Taipei 2 2 0 0 46 0
 Mongolia 2 2 0 0 37 2
 Iceland 2 2 0 0 24 2
 Norway 2 0 0 2 1 14
 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 3 24
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 14 0
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 14 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 0 0 5 2
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Latvia 1 0 0 1 0 27

References

  1. ^ Crouse, Karen; Berkman, Seth (2017-02-23). "South Korea, Next Olympics Host, Went Shopping in North America to Build Its Hockey Teams". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  2. ^ IIHF (2017-04-27). "South Korea Team Roster" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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