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South Korea men's national ice hockey team

The South Korean national ice hockey team (Korean: 대한민국 아이스하키 국가대표팀) is the national men's ice hockey team of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). They are currently ranked 16th in the IIHF World Rankings and competed 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 competed in their first Winter Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang as the host nation.

South Korea Korea
(South Korea / Republic of Korea)
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AssociationKorea Ice Hockey Association
Head coachJim Paek
AssistantsMatt Bertani
Lee Chang-young
Sergei Nemchinov
CaptainKim Sang-wook
Most gamesKim Ki-sung (102)
Most pointsKim Ki-sung (134)
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IIHF codeKOR
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Ranking
Current IIHF17 Decrease 1 (26 May 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF16 (2018)
Lowest IIHF33 (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
Appearances35 (first in 1979)
Best result16th (2018)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances8 (first in 1986)
Best resultSilver medal with cup.svg Silver (2017)
Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze (1986, 1990, 2007, 2011)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
International record (W–L–T)
94–166–14
Medal record
Division I
Gold medal – first place 2012 Poland (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2015 Netherlands (Group B)
Silver medal – second place 2017 Ukraine (Group A)
Division II
Gold medal – first place 2001 Spain (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2003 South Korea (Group A)
Gold medal – first place 2007 South Korea (Group B)
Gold medal – first place 2009 Bulgaria (Group B)
South Korea men's national ice hockey team
Hangul
대한민국 아이스하키 국가대표팀
Hanja
大韓民國 아이스하키 國家代表팀
Revised RomanizationDaehan Minguk Aiseuhaki Gukga Daepyo Tim
McCune–ReischauerTaehan Min'guk Aisŭhak'i Kukka Taep'yo T'im

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HistoryEdit

 
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.[2] This was done to help the team perform better in the lead-up to the Olympics, which proved successful: when awarded the Olympics in 2011, the South Korean team was ranked 31st in the IIHF World Ranking, while on the eve of the Olympics had moved up to 18th.[3]

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

Asian Winter GamesEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Jim Paek

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Matt Dalton 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1986-07-04) 4 July 1986 (age 33)   Anyang Halla
3 D Seo Yeong-jun 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 (age 24)   Daemyung Killer Whales
5 D Bryan Young 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 33)   Daemyung Killer Whales
6 D Kim Won-jun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 (age 28)   Anyang Halla
7 D Oh Hyon-ho 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 (age 32)   Daemyung Killer Whales
8 F Kim Won-jung 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 (age 34)   Anyang Halla
9 F Jeon Jung-woo 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 25)   Daemyung Sangmu
10 F Michael Swift 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 32)   High1
11 F Kim Ki-sung 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1985-05-14) 14 May 1985 (age 34)   Anyang Halla
12 D Song Hyeong-cheol 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 23)   Anyang Halla
13 F Lee Young-jun 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 28)   Daemyung Killer Whales
19 F Kim Sang-wook 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 31)   Anyang Halla
23 D Eric Regan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 (age 31)   Anyang Halla
25 F Brock Radunske 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1983-04-05) 5 April 1983 (age 36)   Anyang Halla
27 F Ahn Jin-hui 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 28)   Daemyung Sangmu
31 G Lee Yeon-seung 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 24)   Daemyung Killer Whales
36 F Park Woo-sangC 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 34)   Anyang Halla
44 D Alex PlanteA 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 106 kg (234 lb) (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 30)   Anyang Halla
47 F Shin Sang-hoon 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 26)   Daemyung Sangmu
50 G Park Sung-je 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 31)   High1
61 D Lee Don-ku 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 (age 31)   Anyang Halla
63 F Park Jin-kyu 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 27)   Daemyung Sangmu
81 F Lee Chong-hyun 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 23)   Yonsei Univ.
87 F Cho Min-hoA 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 32)   Anyang Halla
96 F Shin Sang-woo 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 (age 31)   Anyang Halla

All-time record against other nationsEdit

Last match update: 16 February 2018[5]

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 7 9 61
  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 5 5 27
  Turkey 1 1 0 0 14 0
  Malaysia 1 1 0 0 14 1
  Canada 3 0 0 3 2 18
  Belarus 1 0 0 1 1 12
  Latvia 2 0 0 2 0 32
  Finland 3 0 0 3 3 17
  Sweden 1 0 0 1 1 5
  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2
  Germany 1 0 0 1 1 6
  United States 1 0 0 1 1 13
Total 275 94 14 166 1113 1465

All-time record against other clubsEdit

Last match update: 11 August 2017[5]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Crouse, Karen; Berkman, Seth (23 February 2017). "South Korea, Next Olympics Host, Went Shopping in North America to Build Its Hockey Teams". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lerner, Matt (4 May 2017). "South Korea and China Chasing Hockey Dreams". The Diplomat. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ 2018 IIHF World Championship roster
  5. ^ a b "South-Korea-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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