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.

Korea
(South Korea / Republic of Korea)
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)
Team colors              
IIHF codeKOR
Home colours
Away colours
Ranking
Current IIHF17 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 result Silver (2017)
Bronze (1986, 1990, 2007, 2011)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
International record (W–L–T)
94–166–14
Medal record
Division I
2012 Poland (Group B)
2015 Netherlands (Group B)
2017 Ukraine (Group A)
Division II
2001 Spain (Group A)
2003 South Korea (Group A)
2007 South Korea (Group B)
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

History

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 record

Olympic Games

World Championship

Asian Winter Games

Current roster

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Jim Paek

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1GMatt Dalton1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)91 kg (201 lb) (1986-07-04) 4 July 1986 Anyang Halla
3DSeo Yeong-jun1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 Daemyung Killer Whales
5DBryan Young1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)88 kg (194 lb) (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 Daemyung Killer Whales
6DKim Won-jun1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)83 kg (183 lb) (1991-05-04) 4 May 1991 Anyang Halla
7DOh Hyon-ho1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)80 kg (180 lb) (1986-10-29) 29 October 1986 Daemyung Killer Whales
8FKim Won-jung1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1984-12-18) 18 December 1984 Anyang Halla
9FJeon Jung-woo1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)75 kg (165 lb) (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 Daemyung Sangmu
10FMichael Swift1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)82 kg (181 lb) (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 High1
11FKim Ki-sung1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)85 kg (187 lb) (1985-05-14) 14 May 1985 Anyang Halla
12DSong Hyeong-cheol1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)80 kg (180 lb) (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 Anyang Halla
13FLee Young-jun1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)75 kg (165 lb) (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 Daemyung Killer Whales
19FKim Sang-wook1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)87 kg (192 lb) (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 Anyang Halla
23DEric Regan1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)97 kg (214 lb) (1988-05-20) 20 May 1988 Anyang Halla
25FBrock Radunske1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)95 kg (209 lb) (1983-04-05) 5 April 1983 Anyang Halla
27FAhn Jin-hui1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)84 kg (185 lb) (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 Daemyung Sangmu
31GLee Yeon-seung1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)77 kg (170 lb) (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 Daemyung Killer Whales
36FPark Woo-sangC1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)90 kg (200 lb) (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 Anyang Halla
44DAlex PlanteA2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)106 kg (234 lb) (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 Anyang Halla
47FShin Sang-hoon1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)77 kg (170 lb) (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 Daemyung Sangmu
50GPark Sung-je1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)84 kg (185 lb) (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 High1
61DLee Don-ku1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)95 kg (209 lb) (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 Anyang Halla
63FPark Jin-kyu1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)83 kg (183 lb) (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 Daemyung Sangmu
81FLee Chong-hyun1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)90 kg (200 lb) (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 Yonsei Univ.
87FCho Min-hoA1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)85 kg (187 lb) (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 Anyang Halla
96FShin Sang-woo1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)85 kg (187 lb) (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 Anyang Halla

All-time record against other nations

Last match update: 16 February 2018[5]

TeamGPWTLGFGA
 Japan24312044173
 China21521459120
 Hungary15311145105
 Australia149328455
 Spain147345452
 North Korea125164064
 Kazakhstan1110101479
 Poland94052332
 Romania94052750
 Bulgaria93064454
 Netherlands93063949
 Croatia93152424
 Great Britain83052342
 Belgium74032724
 Yugoslavia/
 Serbia and Montenegro
82061962
 New Zealand6600995
 Italy6105633
 South Africa5500468
 Slovenia5005731
 Denmark7107961
 Mexico4400496
 Israel43102311
 Lithuania52121717
 Austria71061637
 France4004760
 Hong Kong3300791
 Ukraine4103728
 Estonia3102724
 Chinese Taipei2200460
 Mongolia2200372
 Iceland2200242
 Norway4005527
 Turkey1100140
 Malaysia1100141
 Canada3003218
 Belarus1001112
 Latvia2002032
 Finland3003317
 Sweden100115
 Czech Republic100112
 Germany100116
 United States1001113
Total275941416611131465

All-time record against other clubs

Last match update: 11 August 2017[5]

TeamGPWTLGFGA
 Russia Olympic Team200279
Admiral Vladivostok200258
HC Sparta Praha110021
Mountfield HK100134
HC Dynamo Pardubice100114
HC Škoda Plzeň100112
Motor České Budějovice100119
Total112092543

See also

References

  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. "South-Korea-Men-All-Time-Results.pdf" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
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