South Korea men's national ice hockey team

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Korea
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Association Korea Ice Hockey Association
Head coach Byun Sun-wook
Assistants Kim Yoon-sung
Shim Eui-sik
Captain Lee Yong-jun
Most games Kim Woo-jae (46)
Most points Kim Ki-sung (67)
IIHF code KOR
IIHF ranking 23 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 23 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 33 (2010)
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First international
 Spain 7–1 South Korea 
(Barcelona, Spain; March 16, 1979)
Biggest win
 South Korea 44–0 Hong Kong 
(Perth, Australia; March 14, 1987)
Biggest defeat
 Latvia 27–0 South Korea 
(Bled, Slovenia; March 18, 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 26 (first in 1979)
Best result 21st (2013)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 7 (first in 1986)
Best result Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze: 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011
International record (W–L–T)
72–123–14

The South Korea men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of South Korea. They are currently ranked 25th in the IIHF World Ranking and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division I. The team holds the record of the largest victory in the sport. South Korea beat Thailand in the 1998 IIHF Asian Oceanic Junior U18 Championships almost unbelievably 92–0.[1] The team's most successful campaign thus far was a fifth in the 2013 Division IA tournament, ranking them 21st overall in the world.

Six players have joined Kiekko-Vantaa in Finland's Mestis for the 2013–14 season onwards, in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with talks to expand that number.[2][3]

Tournament participation[edit]

  • 1979 - 25th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1980-81 - did not participate
  • 1982 - 24th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1983-85 - did not participate
  • 1986 - 25th place (9th in Pool C)
  • 1987 - 26th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1989 - 23rd place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1990 - 25th place (9th in Pool C)
  • 1991 - 24th place (8th in Pool C)
  • 1992 - 26th place (6th in Pool C, Group A)
  • 1993 - 25th place (9th in Pool C)
  • 1994 - 30th place (10th in Pool C)
  • 1995 - 33rd place (13th in Pool C)
  • 1996 - 33rd place (5th in Pool D)
  • 1997 - 30th place (2nd in Pool D)
  • 1998 - 31st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1999 - 30th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 2000 - 29th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 2001 - 30th place (1st in Division II, Group A) Promoted to Division I
  • 2002 - 27th place (6th in Division I, Group A) Relegated to Division II
  • 2003 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group A) Promoted to Division I
  • 2004 - 27th place (6th in Division I, Group B) Relegated to Division II
  • 2005 - 33rd place (3rd in Division II, Group A)
  • 2006 - 31st place (2nd in Division II, Group B)
  • 2007 - 30th place (1st in Division II, Group B) Promoted to Division I
  • 2008 - 28th place (6th in Division I, Group A) Relegated to Division II
  • 2009 - 29th place (1st in Division II, Group B) Promoted to Division I
  • 2010 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2011 - 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2012 - 23rd place (1st in Division I, Group B) Promoted to Division I A
  • 2013 - 21st place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 - 22nd place (6th in Division I, Group A) Relegated to Division I B

2014 World Championship Div I-A roster[edit]

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 1 Son Ho-seung South Korea Anyang Halla
GK 1 Park Sung-je South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
D 26 Kim Dong-hwan South Korea High1
D 14 Kim Yoon-hwan South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
D 7 Kim Woo-young South Korea Anyang Halla
D 27 Kim Hyun-soo South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
D 2 Lee Don-ku South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
D 5 Bryan Young South Korea High1
D 17 Oh Hyon-ho South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
D 11 Chang Jun-il South Korea High1
F 16 Kim Sang-wook South Korea Anyang Halla
F 18 Cho Min-ho South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 6 Ahn Hyun-min South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 12 Shin Sang-hoon Finland Kiekko-Vantaa
F 23 Michael Swift South Korea High1
F 13 Kim Hyung Joon South Korea High1
F 16 Kwon Tae-An South Korea High1
F 9 Park Woo-sang South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 15 Lee Yong-jun South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 19 Kim Ki-sung South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 8 Kim Won-Jung South Korea Daemyung Sangmu
F 25 Brock Radunske South Korea Anyang Halla

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of June 6, 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Australia 13 8 3 2 76 51
 Spain 13 7 3 3 52 49
 New Zealand 6 6 0 0 99 5
 North Korea 12 5 1 6 40 64
 South Africa 5 5 0 0 46 8
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 49 6
 Belgium 7 4 0 3 27 24
 China 19 3 2 14 38 119
 Israel 4 3 1 0 23 11
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 79 1
 Bulgaria 9 3 0 6 44 54
 Mongolia 2 2 0 0 37 2
 Iceland 2 2 0 0 24 2
 Hungary 8 1 1 6 26 71
 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 24 0
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 14 0
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 14 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 0 0 5 2
 Great Britain 4 1 0 3 11 32
 Croatia 6 1 0 5 10 18
 Romania 6 1 0 5 15 46
 Yugoslavia 7 1 0 6 14 60
 Japan 16 0 1 15 23 150
 Slovenia 1 0 0 1 2 10
 Austria 1 0 0 1 0 8
 Norway 1 0 0 1 1 11
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 1 12
 Ukraine 1 0 0 1 1 16
 Latvia 1 0 0 1 0 27
 Lithuania 2 0 0 2 5 13
 Poland 2 0 0 2 1 13
 Italy 2 0 0 2 1 18
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 0 21
 Denmark 4 0 0 4 4 50
 France 4 0 0 4 7 60
 Netherlands 6 0 0 6 22 42
 Kazakhstan 7 0 0 7 6 60

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