Ice Hockey in Japan 

Ice Hockey in Japan is governed by the Japan Ice Hockey Association. Japan has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1930.  Japan Men’s national team made their International debut in 1930, while the Women and Junior teams made their debuts in 1987 & 1982. This page shows the history of the Men’s, Women & Junior national teams.


Men’s National Team
IIHF Member: January 26th, 1930
History:
Japan Men Official Results
Japan Men Unofficial Results
Japan Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: January 24th, 1930, 12-2 loss to Czechoslovakia
First Unofficial Game Played: March 24th, 1935, 17-0 loss to Battleford Millers
Longest Official Winning Streak: (9) March 19th, 1982-March 15th, 1983
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (5) Jan 22nd-Jan 30th, 1969
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (14) January 29, 1982-March 15th, 1983
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (8) January 26th, 2005-April 3rd, 2008
Longest Official Losing Streak: (12) April 16th, 2016-February 11th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (14) February 1982-February 19th, 1985
Biggest Official Win: 44-1 over Kuwait January 30, 1999
Biggest Unofficial Win: 16-1 over Beijing/Harbin 1957
Biggest Official Loss: 25-1 to Czechoslovakia March 4th, 1957
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 17-0 to Battleford Millers March 24th, 1935
Medals:
Asian Winter Games/ Asia Cup: Gold: 1992, 1993, 2003, 2007, Silver: 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011, Bronze: 2017

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
1GKRoman Bengert HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
2GKYuta NarisawaRed Eagles Hokkaido
3GKEiki SatoToyo University
4DJie HallidayRed Eagles Hokkaido
5DRyo HashimotoRed Eagles Hokkaido
6DSeiya Hayata HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
7DKeigo Minoshima Yokohama Grits
8DYusei OtsuEast Hokkaido Cranes
9DHiroto Sato HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
10DShuto Soma HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
11DKotaro YamadaRed Eagles Hokkaido
12FWMakuru Furuhashi HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
13FWTaiga IrikuraRed Eagles Hokkaido
14FWSota IsogalEast Hokkaido Cranes
15FW Shogo NakajimaRed Eagles Hokkaido
16FWTeruto NakajimaToyo University
17FWYushi NakayashikiRed Eagles Hokkaido
18FWYuto OsawaRed Eagles Hokkaido
19FWKosuke OtsuEast Hokkaido Cranes
20FWKohei SatoJoensunn Kiekko-Pojat (FIN)
21FWKento Suzuki HC Nikkō Ice Bucks
 HCPerry Pearn(11/07/22)

 

Women’s National Team
IIHF Member: January 26th, 1930
Nickname: Smile Japan
History:
Japan Women Official Results
Japan Women Unofficial Results
Japan Women Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: March 19th, 1990, 4-1 loss to Germany
First Unofficial Game Played: April 21st, 1987, 5-2 win over Netherlands
Longest Official Winning Streak: (26) August 14th-April 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (4) December 17th, 2015-March 24th, 2016
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (26) August 14th-April 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (4) December 17th, 2015-March 24th, 2016
Longest Official Losing Streak: (15) March 19th, 1990-February 5th, 1996
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (5) October 24th-October 29th, 2019
Biggest Official Win: 46-0 over Hong Kong February 21st, 2017
Biggest Unofficial Win: 12-0 over China B February 16th, 2012
Biggest Official Loss: 18-0 to Canada March 22nd & April 5th, 1990, 1996
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 16-0 to United States April 24th, 1987
Medals:
Asian Winter Games/Asia Cup: Gold: 2017, Silver: 1996, 1999, 2007, 2011, Bronze: 2003
Challenge Cup of Asia: Gold: 2012, Silver: 2010

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
1GKRiko Kawaguchi Daishin
30GKAkane KonishiVänersborgs HC (SWE)
29GKMiyuu MasuharaDK Peregrine
2DAkane HosoyamadaDK Peregrine
8DShiori KoikeDK Peregrine
25DFumika SasanoGöteborg HC (SWE)
6DKohane SatoDaishin
7DKanami SekiSeibu Princess Rabbits
3DAoi ShigaToyota Cygnus
4DAyaka TokoLinköping HC (SWE)
5DShiori YamashitaSeibu Princess Rabbits
16FWYoshino Enomoto Seibu Princess Rabbits
19FWMakoto ItoDaishin
27FWRemi KoyamaSeibu Princess Rabbits
79FWCorazon LACK,HinataDK Peregrine
13FWChisato MiyazakiSeibu Princess Rabbits
26FW Miyuri OgawaDaishin
20FW Ami SasakiToyota Cygnus
11FWAkane ShigaToyota Cygnus
18FWSuzuka TakaVålerenga Ishockey
14FWHaruka TokoDK Peregrine
22FWYumeka WajimaLinköping HC (SWE)
10FWHikaru YamashitaSeibu Princess Rabbits
 HCYuji Iizuka(08/10/22)

 

U20 National Team
IIHF Member: January 26th, 1930
History:
Japan U20 Official Results
Japan U20 Unofficial Results
Japan U20 Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: March 16th, 1982, 4-2 loss to Norway
First Unofficial Game Played: August 3rd, 1993, 6-3 loss to Russia U18
Longest Official Winning Streak: (7) December 4th-16th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (2) August 9th-10th, 2019
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (7) December 4th-16th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (2) August 9th-10th, 2019
Longest Official Losing Streak: (8) December 26th, 1992-December 27th, 1993
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (6) August 3rd,1993-August 2nd, 1995
Biggest Official Win: 26-0 over Chinese Taipei May 28th, 2012
Biggest Unofficial Win: 15-0 to SK Viru Sputnik December 9th, 2021
Biggest Official Loss: 20-1 to Sweden December 30th, 1992
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 11-0 to Canada U18 August 6th, 1995
Medals:
University/Challenge Cup of Asia: Gold: 2010, 2011, 2013, Bronze: 2014

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
1GKRyuto Nakamoto Connecicut Jr.Rangers (USA)
2GKIssa OtsukaNikko Meiho High School
3GKIssa TamuraJapan U20
4DJunsuka KasaiEastern Hokkaido Cranes
5DKairi MurakosoMeiji University
6DJunya OwaToyo University
7DAkira SawaguchiHachinohe Institute of Technology
8DRin TakadaShirakaba Gakuen High School
9DIchiro TakahashiKomazawa University
10DTaisei TakasakiKomazawa University
11DYutaka TokoHosei University
12FWYusaku AndoNew Mexicoo Ice Wolves (USA)
13FWSeiya IshidiKomazawa University
14FWShiryu KowaShirakaba Gakuen High School
15FWRukia MoritaToyo University
16FWKotaro MuraseSouth Shore Kings (USA)
17FWHayate NishiwakiMeiji University
18FWKaito OkuboKomazawa University
19FWAoi SasanumaWaseda University
20FWFuji SuzukiKomazawa University
21FWSota TakedaHokkaido Shimizu High Schooll
22FWYuto TaneichiChuo University
23FWKotaro TsutsumiKenai River Brown Bears (USA)
24FWTaisetsu UshioLittle Caesars U18 (USA)
HCPerry Pearn(12/03/22)

 

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