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

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

Head coach: South Korea Jim Paek

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2017–18 team
G Dalton, MattMatt Dalton 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 189 lb (86 kg) 4 July 1986 Clinton, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
G Park, Kye HoonKye Hoon Park 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 181 lb (82 kg) 29 February 1992 Gyeongsang South Korea Sangmu
G Park, Sung JeSung Je Park 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 170 lb (77 kg) 3 August 1988 Seoul South Korea High1 (ALIH)
D Cho, Hyung GonHyung Gon Cho 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 203 lb (92 kg) 23 June 1990 Uijeongbu South Korea Sangmu
D Kim, Won JunWon Jun Kim 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 179 lb (81 kg) 4 May 1991 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
D Lee, Don KuDon Ku Lee 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 209 lb (95 kg) 7 February 1988 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
D Oh, Hyon HoHyon Ho Oh 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 170 lb (77 kg) 11 March 1987 Seoul South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
D Plante, AlexAlex Plante 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 229 lb (104 kg) 9 May 1989 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
D Regan, EricEric Regan 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) 20 May 1988 Whitby, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
D Seo, Yeong JunYeong Jun Seo 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 179 lb (81 kg) 8 March 1995 Seoul South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
D Young, BryanBryan Young 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 191 lb (87 kg) 21 November 1987 Ennismore, Ontario, Canada South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
F Ahn, Jin HuiJin Hui Ahn 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 6 March 1991 Seoul South Korea Sangmu
F Cho, Min HoMin Ho Cho 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 183 lb (83 kg) 4 January 1987 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Jeon, Jung WooJung Woo Jeon 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 165 lb (75 kg) 27 May 1994 South Korea South Korea Sangmu
F Kim, Ki SungKi Sung Kim 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 183 lb (83 kg) 14 May 1985 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Kim, Sang WookSang Wook Kim 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 187 lb (85 kg) 21 April 1988 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Kim, Won JungWon Jung Kim 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 181 lb (82 kg) 18 December 1984 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Lee, Young JunYoung Jun Lee 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 165 lb (75 kg) 3 January 1991 South Korea South Korea Daemyung Killer Whales (ALIH)
F Park, Jin KyuJin Kyu Park 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 176 lb (80 kg) 18 December 1991 South Korea South Korea Sangmu
F Park, Woo SangWoo Sang Park 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 194 lb (88 kg) 30 May 1985 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Radunske, BrockBrock Radunske 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 5 April 1983 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Shin, Sang HoonSang Hoon Shin 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) 168 lb (76 kg) 1 August 1993 Seoul South Korea Sangmu
F Shin, Sang WooSang Woo Shin 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 176 lb (80 kg) 12 December 1987 Seoul South Korea Anyang Halla (ALIH)
F Swift, MichaelMichael Swift 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) 26 March 1987 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada South Korea High1 (ALIH)
F Testwuide, MikeMike Testwuide 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 5 February 1987 Vail, Colorado, United States South Korea High1 (ALIH)

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
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 5 25
 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
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 14 0
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 14 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 0 0 5 2
 Canada 1 0 0 1 2 4
 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. ^ "Host names roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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