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-jae
Richard Park
Son Ho-sung
Captain Park Woo-sang
Most games Kim Ki-sung (102)
Most points Kim Ki-sung (134)
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IIHF code KOR
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Ranking
Current IIHF 18 Increase3
Highest IIHF 18 (2018)
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 34 (first in 1979)
Best result 18th (2017)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 8 (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)
94–157–14

The South Korean national ice hockey team (Korean: 대한민국 아이스하키 국가대표팀 Daehanminguk Aiseuhaki Gukgadaepyotim) is the national men's ice hockey team of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). They are currently ranked 21st in the IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in the World Championship top division tournament. The team's most successful campaign thus far was a second place finish in the 2017 Division I Group A tournament and thus qualifying for the top division in 2018. 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 2018 IIHF World Championship Top Division tournament 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 remained at the Division I level, the second tier of the World Championship, from 2010 until 2017, when they earned a promotion to the 2018 World Championship.

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

  • 2018 – 12th place

World Championship

Asian Winter Games

Current roster

The following is the South Korean roster for the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[2][3]

Head coach: Canada Jim Paek     Assistant coaches: South Korea Kim Woo-jae, South Korea Son Ho-seung, United States Richard Park

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2017–18 team
1 G Dalton, MattMatt Dalton 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 4 July 1986 Clinton, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
2 D Cho Hyung-gon 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 June 1990 Uijeongbu South Korea Sangmu
3 D Seo Yeong-jun 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 8 March 1995 Seoul South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
5 D Young, BryanBryan Young 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 6 August 1986 Ennismore, Ontario, Canada South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
6 D Kim Won-jun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 4 May 1991 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
7 D Oh Hyon-ho 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 29 October 1986 Seoul South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
8 F Kim Won-jungA 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 18 December 1984 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
9 F Jeon Jung-woo 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 27 May 1994 South Korea South Korea Sangmu
10 F Swift, MichaelMichael Swift 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 26 March 1987 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada South Korea High1 (ALIH)
11 F Kim Ki-sung 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 14 May 1985 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
13 F Lee Young-jun 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 3 January 1991 South Korea South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
19 F Kim Sang-wook 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 April 1988 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
22 F Testwuide, MikeMike TestwuideA 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 February 1987 Vail, Colorado, United States South Korea High1 (ALIH)
23 D Regan, EricEric Regan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 20 May 1988 Whitby, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
25 F Radunske, BrockBrock Radunske 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 5 April 1983 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
27 F Ahn Jin-hui 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 6 March 1991 Seoul South Korea Sangmu
36 F Park Woo-sangC 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 30 May 1985 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
41 G Park Kye-hoon 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 9 February 1992 Gyeongsang South Korea Sangmu
44 D Plante, AlexAlex PlanteA 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 9 May 1989 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
47 F Shin Sang-hoon 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 1 August 1993 Seoul South Korea Sangmu
50 G Park Sung-je 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 3 August 1988 Seoul South Korea High1 (ALIH)
61 D Lee Don-ku 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 7 February 1988 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
63 F Park Jin-kyu 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 18 December 1991 South Korea South Korea Sangmu
87 F Cho Min-hoA 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 4 January 1987 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
96 F Shin Sang-woo 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 12 December 1987 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)

All-time record against other nations

Last match update: 16 February 2018[4]

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 9 3 1 5 24 24
 Great Britain 8 3 0 5 23 42
 Belgium 7 4 0 3 27 24
 Yugoslavia/
 Serbia and Montenegro
8 2 0 6 19 62
 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 7 1 0 6 8 58
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 49 6
 Israel 4 3 1 0 23 11
 Lithuania 5 2 1 2 17 17
 Austria 7 1 0 6 16 37
 France 4 0 0 4 7 60
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 79 1
 Ukraine 4 1 0 3 7 28
 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 4 0 0 4 5 24
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 14 0
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 14 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1 2 4
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Latvia 1 0 0 1 0 27
 Finland 1 0 0 1 1 4
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 1 5
 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2
Total 266 94 14 158 1107 1413

All-time record against other clubs

Last match update: 11 August 2017[4]

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Denmark A/U23 2 1 0 1 7 6
 Russia Olympic Team 2 0 0 2 7 9
Russia Admiral Vladivostok 2 0 0 2 5 8
Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha 1 1 0 0 2 1
Czech Republic Mountfield HK 1 0 0 1 3 4
Czech Republic HC Dynamo Pardubice 1 0 0 1 1 4
Czech Republic HC Škoda Plzeň 1 0 0 1 1 2
Czech Republic Motor České Budějovice 1 0 0 1 1 9
Total 11 2 0 9 25 43

See also

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. ^ "Host names roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ice hockey Men – Team Roster – KOR - Republic of Korea" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "South-Korea-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
  • National Teams of Ice Hockey profile
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