North Korea women's national ice hockey team

The North Korean women's national ice hockey team represents North Korea at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team was created in 1999 and is controlled by Ice Hockey Association of the DPR Korea. North Korea has 920 female players.[2] The North Korean women's national team is ranked 25th in the world.[2]

North Korea
Shirt badge/Association crest
The flag of North Korea is the badge used on the players jerseys.
AssociationIce Hockey Association of the DPR Korea
Head coachPak Chol-ho
AssistantsJong Song-chol
CaptainChoe Jong-hui
Most gamesKim Ae-un (47)
Most pointsRi Gyong-sol (39)
IIHF codePRK
Ranking
Current IIHF27 Increase 1 (1 September 2021)[1]
Highest IIHF13 (2003)
Lowest IIHF32 (2011)
First international
Kazakhstan  4–3  North Korea
(Székesfehérvár, Hungary; 19 March 1999)
Biggest win
North Korea  10–1  South Korea
(Aomori, Japan; 3 February 2003)
Biggest defeat
China  8–1  North Korea
(Aomori, Japan; 2 February 2003)
China  8–1  North Korea
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 29 January 2011)
World Championships
Appearances17 (first in 2001)
Best result12th (2001)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances3 (first in 2003)
Best result4th (2003, 2007, 2011)
Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances1 (first in 2010)
Best result3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
30–49–3

Tournament recordEdit

OlympicEdit

The North Korean women's hockey team has never qualified itself for an Olympic tournament though North Korean players were part of a Unified Korea Team which participated at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1999 – NR (2nd in Pool B Qualification Group B)
  • 2000 – Finished 1st in Pool B Qualification (15th overall)
  • 2001 – Finished 4th in Division I (12th overall)
  • 2003 – Finished 6th in Division I (14th overall)
  • 2004 – Finished 6th in Division I (15th overall, relegated to Division II)
  • 2005 – Finished 4th in Division II (18th overall)
  • 2007 – Finished 3rd in Division II (18th overall)
  • 2008 – Finished 3rd in Division II (18th overall)
  • 2009 – Finished 2nd in Division II (17th overall)
  • 2011 – withdrawn.[3] Relegated to Division III for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship
  • 2012 – Finished 1st in Division IIA (21st overall, promoted to Division IB)
  • 2013 – Finished 3rd in Division IB (17th overall)
  • 2014 – Finished 5th in Division IB (19th overall)
  • 2015 – Finished 6th in Division IB (20th overall, relegated to Division IIA)
  • 2016 – Finished 4th in Division IIA (24th overall)
  • 2017 – Finished 4th in Division IIA (24th overall)
  • 2018 – Finished 3rd in Division IIA (24th overall)
  • 2019 – Finished 5th in Division IIA (27th overall)
  • 2020 – Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[4]
  • 2021 – Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[5]

Asian Winter GamesEdit

  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 4th place

IIHF Challenge Cup of AsiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 1 September 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "DPR Korea". IIHF. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. ^ Withdrawals from Division II: Both men’s and women’s DPR Korea teams cancel participation, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "IIHF cancels March tournaments". iihf.com. 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ "IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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