Japan national women's ice hockey team

Japan
Association Japan Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Mark Mahon
Head coach Ilzuka Yuji
Assistants Fujisawa Yoshifumi
Carla MacLeod
Scott Reid
Captain Osawa Chiho
Most games Hirano Yuka (67)
Most points Kubo Hanae (54)
IIHF code JPN
IIHF ranking 8 1
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (April 2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 11 (first in 2011)
First international

(North York or Mississauga, Canada; April 21, 1987)
Biggest win

(Changchun, China; January 29, 2007)
Biggest defeat


(Ottawa, Canada; March 22, 1990)


(Richmond, Canada; April 5, 1996)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 11 (first in 1990)
Best result 7th (2008)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 5 (first in 1996)
Best result 2011
IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
Appearances 3 (first in 2010)
Best result 2012)
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
84–87–7

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]

Olympic record

  • 1998 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2002 – Did not qualify
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place

World Championship record

  • 1990 – Finished in 8th place
  • 19921997 – no participation
  • 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)

Asian Games record

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia

Pacific Rim Championship record

  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place (last place)
  • 1996 – Finished in 4th place (last place)

Current top players

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[3][4]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Nakaoku, AzusaAzusa Nakaoku 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) 17 May 1985 Yufutsu Toyota Cygnus (JWHL)
2 D Koike, ShioriShiori Koike 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) 21 March 1993 Kujiramachi Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
3 D Kondo, YokoYoko Kondo 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 13 February 1979 Niida Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
4 D Toko, AyakaAyaka Toko 161 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) 22 August 1994 Fujimi Daishin (JWHL)
5 D Aoki, KanaeKanae Aoki 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 20 February 1985 Aoba Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
6 D Suzuki, SenaSena Suzuki 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700157000000000000057 kg (126 lb) 4 August 1991 Sanko Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
7 D Hori, MikaMika Hori 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) 17 February 1992 Atsuma Toyota Cygnus (JWHL)
8 D Yamane, TomoeTomoe Yamane 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) 24 March 1986 Mihara Daishin (JWHL)
9 D Takeuchi, AinaAina Takeuchi 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 16 August 1991 Musa Daishin (JWHL)
10 F Yoneyama, HarunaHaruna Yoneyama 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700155000000000000055 kg (121 lb) 7 November 1991 Shizunai Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
11 F Adachi, YurieYurie Adachi 156 cm (5 ft 1 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) 26 April 1985 Maruyama Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
12 F Osawa, ChihoChiho Osawa 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 10 February 1992 Ojimachi Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
13 F Fujimoto, MoekoMoeko Fujimoto 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) 5 August 1992 Shinkai Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
15 F Ukita, RuiRui Ukita 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) 6 June 1996 Masuura Daishin (JWHL)
17 F Hirano, YukaYuka Hirano 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700152000000000000052 kg (115 lb) 26 January 1987 Yokkaichi Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
18 F Sakagami, TomokoTomoko Sakagami 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) 18 October 1983 Sanko Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
21 F Kubo, HanaeHanae Kubo 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 10 December 1982 Sanko Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
22 F Shishiuchi, MihoMiho Shishiuchi 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 21 August 1992 Kaizuka Kushiro Bears (JWHL)
23 F Nakamura, AmiAmi Nakamura 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 15 November 1987 Toyosakimachi Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
29 G Konishi, AkaneAkane Konishi 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 14 August 1995 Aikoku Kushiro Bears (JWHL)
30 G Fujimoto, NanaNana Fujimoto 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) 3 March 1989 Misono Vortex Sapporo (JWHL)

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: lzuka Yuji
  • Assistant Coach: Carla MacLeod
  • Assistant Coach: Yoiichi Fujisawa
  • Goalie Coach: Dave Wakabayashi

Notable former players

References

  1. ^ in IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/countries/japan.html
  2. ^ IIHF, http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/article/japan-withdraws-from-events.html
  3. ^ "Ice Hockey - Japan Teams (Women)". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Team roster Japan

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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