Japan women's national ice hockey team

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Japan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Japan Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Takeshi Yamanaka
Head coach Yoshifumi Fujisawa
Assistants Yujiro Kasahara
Captain Chiho Osawa
Most games Hirano Yuka (67)
Most points Kubo Hanae (54)
IIHF code JPN
IIHF ranking 8 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (April 2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 11 (first in 2011)
First international
 Japan 5–2 Netherlands 
(North York or Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; April 21, 1987)
Biggest win
 Japan 29–0 South Korea 
(Changchun, China; January 29, 2007)
Biggest defeat

 Canada 18–0 Japan 
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; March 22, 1990)

 Canada 18–0 Japan 
(Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; April 5, 1996)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 6 (first in 1990)
Best result 7th (2008)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 5 (first in 1996)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011)
IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 3 (first in 2010)
Best result 1st Gold (2011, 2012)
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
88–88–7

The Japanese women's national ice hockey team (Japanese: アイスホッケー女子日本代表) represents Japan at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by Japan Ice Hockey Federation. Japan has 2,391 female players in 2011.[1]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic[edit]

  • 1998 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1990 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Group B, Promoted to Top Division)
  • 2000 – Finished in 8th place (Demoted to Division I).
  • 2001 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Division I).
  • 2003 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Group B, Promoted to Top Division)
  • 2004 – Finished in 9th place (Demoted to Division I)
  • 2005 – Finished in 10th place (2nd in Division I)
  • 2007 – Finished in 10th place (1st in Group B, Promoted to Top Division)
  • 2008 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 8th place (Relegated to Division I)
  • 2011 – Japan withdrew from the tournament due to the earthquake.[2]
  • 2012 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in Division IA)
  • 2013 – Finished in 9th place (1st in Division IA, Promoted to Top Division)
  • 2015 – Finished in 7th place

Asian Games[edit]

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit]

Pacific Rim Championship[edit]

  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 4th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Yoshifumi Fujisawa

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Nana Fujimoto 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) (1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 26) Japan Vortex Sapporo
2 D Shiori Koike 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 700152000000000000052 kg (115 lb) (1993-03-21) March 21, 1993 (age 22) Japan Daito Perigrine
3 D Rina Takeda 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) (1993-01-16) January 16, 1993 (age 22) Japan Mikage Gretz
4 D Ayaka Toko 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) (1994-08-22) August 22, 1994 (age 20) Japan Seibu Rabbits
5 D Kanae Aoki 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) (1985-02-20) February 20, 1985 (age 30) Japan Daito Perigrine
6 D Sena Suzuki 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) (1991-08-04) August 4, 1991 (age 23) Japan Seibu Rabbits
7 D Mika Hori 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) (1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 23) Japan Toyota Cygnus
8 D Riko Yamaya 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) (1995-11-27) November 27, 1995 (age 19) Japan Daito Perigrine
10 F Haruna Yoneyama 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 700155000000000000055 kg (121 lb) (1991-11-07) November 7, 1991 (age 23) Japan Daito Perigrine
11 F Yurie Adachi 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) (1985-04-26) April 26, 1985 (age 30) Japan Seibu Rabbits
12 F Chiho OsawaC 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 700164000000000000064 kg (141 lb) (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 23) Japan Daito Perigrine
14 F Haruka Toko 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 700156000000000000056 kg (123 lb) (1997-03-16) March 16, 1997 (age 18) Japan Seibu Rabbits
15 F Rui Ukita 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) (1996-06-06) June 6, 1996 (age 18) Japan Daishin HC
16 F Naho Terashima 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 700156000000000000056 kg (123 lb) (1993-05-02) May 2, 1993 (age 22) Japan Daishin HC
17 F Yuka HiranoA 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 700152000000000000052 kg (115 lb) (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 28) Sweden AIK IF
18 F Suzuka Taka 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) (1996-10-16) October 16, 1996 (age 18) Japan Daito Perigrine
19 F Miho Shishiuchi 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) (1992-08-21) August 21, 1992 (age 22) Finland HPK
20 G Yuri Komura 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in) 700152000000000000052 kg (115 lb) (1992-01-30) January 30, 1992 (age 23) Japan Toyota Cygnus
21 F Hanae KuboA 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) (1982-12-10) December 10, 1982 (age 32) Japan Seibu Rabbits
22 F Tomomi Iwahara 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) 700161000000000000061 kg (134 lb) (1987-12-19) December 19, 1987 (age 27) Japan Seibu Rabbits
23 F Ami Nakamura 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) (1987-11-15) November 15, 1987 (age 27) Japan Seibu Rabbits
25 D Yukiko Kawashima 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) (1996-11-16) November 16, 1996 (age 18) Japan Daito Perigrine
29 G Mai Kondo 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) (1992-04-04) April 4, 1992 (age 23) Japan Mikage Gretz

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Yoshifumi Fujisawa
  • Assistant Coach: Yujiro Kasahara
  • General Manager: Takeshi Yamanaka
  • Physiotherapist: Kazuhiro Sugawara
  • Team Doctor: Mikihiko Hattori
  • Team Staff: Taeko Hosoya

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]