Korean women’s ice hockey without a school team, a miracle to advance to the world’s second division for the first time
Korean women’s ice hockey has been promoted to World Championship Division 1 Group A (second division) for the first time ever. A miraculous thing happened in a situation where there was no high school or college team, and only one unemployment team, Suwon City Hall.
Korea beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in the 5th game of Division 1 Group B of the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship held at the ice rink at the Gwanggyo Sports Center in Suwon on the 22nd.스포츠토토
With this, Korea, who ended the tournament with a 5-game win, secured first place in the group. They won the promotion right to Division 1 Group A (2nd Division), where only 1st place in the group is given. This is the first time that Korean women’s ice hockey has reached the second division.
After beating strong Italy 2-1 in extra time in the first leg, Poland 4-0 in the second leg, Slovenia 4-2 in the third leg, and England 3-2 in the fourth leg.
Korea’s Han Su-jin (Suwon City Hall) scored the first goal, but Kazakhstan equalized five minutes later. However, with 3 minutes and 37 seconds left in the third period, Kim Hee-won (Suwon City Hall), with the help of Kim Tae-yeon and Choi Ji-yeon, scored a dramatic winning goal to lead the team to victory.
Han Soo-jin and Kim Hee-won played in 5 games in this tournament, recording 4 goals and 2 assists each, leading the Korean offense. Park Jong-ah (Suwon City Hall) also played a big role with 2 goals and 4 assists. Goalie Heo Eun-bi (Ontario Hockey Academy) recorded 119 saves in 5 games and scored well with 6 runs.
Korea took first place with 4 wins and 1 consecutive win (14 points), and Poland took 2nd place with 4 wins, 1 loss and 12 points. Italy is in third place with 3 wins, 1 loss and 10 points.
In addition, 4th Slovenia (1 win, 1 straight win, 3 losses, 5 points), 5th place England (1 win, 1 straight loss, 3 losses, 4 points), and 6th place Kazakhstan (5 losses, 0 points) finished the rankings.