South Korea women's national ice hockey team
|Association||Korea Ice Hockey Association|
|General Manager||Sarah Murray|
|Head coach||Sarah Murray|
|Most games||Lee Kyou-sun (38)|
|Most points||Young Hwang-bo (40)|
|Team colors||Red, white, blue|
|Current IIHF||16 6|
|Highest IIHF||16 (2018)|
|Lowest IIHF||28 (first in 2010)|
Kazakhstan 17–1 South Korea |
(Kangwon, South Korea; 30 January 1999)
South Korea 20–0 Thailand |
(Sapporo, Japan; 18 February 2017)
China 30–1 South Korea |
(Aomori, Japan; 31 January 2003)
Japan 29–0 South Korea
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
|Appearances||13 (first in 2004)|
|Best result||17th (2018)|
|Asian Winter Games|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1999)|
|Best result||4th (1999)|
|Challenge Cup of Asia|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2011)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
The South Korean women's national ice hockey team is controlled by the Korea Ice Hockey Association. In 2017, the team was promoted to Division IB after winning the Division IIA World Women's Ice Hockey Championships. The team is currently ranked 16th in the world.
The South Korean women's national team competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being granted automatic entry as the host country by the IIHF. In an effort to boost their competitiveness for the Olympics, the program has recruited several North American players with Korean ancestry. In January 2018, it was announced that a unified Korean team would take part in the games, including players from North Korea.
A movie about the South Korean women's ice hockey team was released in South Korea in August 2016.
In 2004 the South Korean women's hockey team was the first time involved in the World Championship competition.
- 2004 – Finished in 27th place (6th in Division III, Demoted to Division IV)
- 2005 – Finished in 27th place (1st in Division IV, Promoted to Division III)
- 2007 – Finished in 26th place (5th in Division III)
- 2008 – Finished in 28th place (6th in Division III, Demoted to Division IV)
- 2009 – Division IV canceled
- 2011 – Finished in 27th place (2nd in Division IV)
- 2012 – Finished in 28th place (3rd in Division IIB)
- 2013 – Finished in 27th place (1st in Division IIB, Promoted to Division IIA)
- 2014 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Division IIA)
- 2015 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Division IIA)
- 2016 – Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Division IIA)
- 2017 – Finished in 21st place (1st in Division IIA, Promoted to Division IB)
- 2018 – Finished in 17th place (2nd in Division IB)
- 1999 – Finished in 4th place
- 2007 – Finished in 5th place
- 2011 – Finished in 5th place
- 2017 – Finished in 4th place
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia
All-time Record against other nations
As of September 14, 2011
- IIHF. "2018 (April) Women's Ice Hockey World Ranking". www.iihf.com.
- "Olympics-South Korea awarded automatic ice hockey berth in 2018". 20 September 2014 – via Reuters.
- Crouse, Karen; Berkman, Seth (23 February 2017). "South Korea, Next Olympics Host, Went Shopping in North America to Build Its Hockey Teams" – via NYTimes.com.
- Rich, Motoko; Berkman, Seth (25 February 2018). "For South Korea's Hockey Women, Unity With North Is a Bitter Burden" – via NYTimes.com.
- 2009 Women's Division III, IV and V all Cancelled, http://forums.internationalhockey.net/showthread.php?t=7423
- 2010 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia, http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/championships/asia/2010-women.html
- IIHF, https://reports.iihf.hockey/Hydra/607/IHW6070KOR_32E_14_0_KOR.pdf