North Korea women's national ice hockey team

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North Korea
Shirt badge/Association crest
The flag of North Korea is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Ice Hockey Association of the DPR Korea
General Manager Ri Song-chol
Head coach Ri Won-son
Assistants Jong Song-chol
Kim Kwang-nam
Captain O Chol-ok
Most games Kim Ae-un (47)
Most points Ri Gyong-sol (39)
IIHF ranking 27 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 13 (2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 32 (2011)
First international
 Kazakhstan 4–3 North Korea 
(Székesfehérvár, Hungary; March 19, 1999)
Biggest win
 North Korea 10–1 South Korea 
(Aomori, Japan; February 3, 2003)
Biggest defeat

 China 8–1 North Korea 
(Aomori, Japan; February 2, 2003)

 China 8–1 North Korea 
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; January 29, 2011)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 2001)
Best result 12th (2001)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 3 (first in 2003)
Best result 4th (2003, 2007, 2011)
IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 1 (first in 2010)
Best result 3rd (2010)
International record (W–L–T)

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 creates in 1999 and is controlled by Ice Hockey Association of the DPR Korea. North Korea has 515 female players in 2011.[1] The North Korean women's national team is ranked 21st in the world.

Tournament record[edit]


The North Korean women's hockey team has never qualified itself for an Olympic tournament.

World Championship[edit]

  • 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  • 2011 – withdrawn.[2] Relegated to Division III for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship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)

Asian Games[edit]

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

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia[edit]


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