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) April 15th, 2023-February 10th, 2024
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
29GKYutaka FukufujiHC Nikkō Ice Bucks 
1GKYuta NarisawaRed Eagles Hokkaido
30GKEiki SatoTeam Japan
5DJie HallidayRed Eagles Hokkaido
2DSeiya HayataHC Nikkō Ice Bucks
8DRiku IshidaTohoku Free Blades
27DKazuki LawlorTohoku Free Blades
20DYusei OtsuTeam Japan
12DHiroto SatoHC Nikkō Ice Bucks
6DKotaro YamadaRed Eagles Hokkaido
4DKoki YoneyamaTeam Japan
18FWMakuru FuruhashiHC Nikkō Ice Bucks
17FWChikara Hanzawa Sacred Heart University
16FWShigeki HitosatoGKS Katowice (POL)
15FWTaiga IrkuraRed Eagles Hokkaido
25FWSota IsogaiHC Nikkō Ice Bucks
19FWShogo NakajimaRed Eagles Hokkaido
22FWTeruto NakajimaTeam Japan
14FWYuto OsawaYokohama Grits
11FWKosuke OtsuTeam Japan
28FWKohei SatoBelfast Giants (GBR)
24FWYU SatoTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
9FWKenta TakagiTRed Eagles Hokkaido
 HCJarrod Skalde(04/16/24)

 

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, 2016-April 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (4) December 17th, 2015-March 24th, 2016
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (26) August 14th, 2016-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
31GKRiko KawaguchiDaishin
30GKHaruka KuromaruCrystalBlades
20GKMiyuu MasuharaDK Peregrine
4DAyaka HitosatoLinköping HC (SWE)
8DAkane HosoyamdaDK Peregrine
2DShiori KoikeDaishin
6DKohane SatoDK Peregrine
7DKanami SekiHV71( SWE)
3DAoi ShigaToyota Cygnus
9DAn ShinodaTakasu Clinic Mikage Gretz 
5DShiori YamashitaSeibu Princess Rabbits
16FWYoshino EnomotoHC Ladies Lugano (SUI)
19FWMakoto ItoToyota Cygnus
27FWRemi KoyamaSeibu Princess Rabbits
24FWMei MiuraAIK (SWE)
21FWMarin  NagaokaSeibu Princess Rabbits
40FWRio NoroDaishin
11FWAkane ShigaOttawa (PWH) (CAN)
18FWSuzuka TakaDK Peregrine
14FWHaruka TokoLinköping HC (SWE)
15FWRui UkitaDaishin
61FWYumeka WajimaDK Peregrine
10FWHikaru YamashitaAIK (SWE)
 HCYuji Iizuka(04/03/24)

 

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
1GKSazuku KudoKomazawa University
2GKYuichiro TakaseTomakomai Central High School
3GKIssa TamuraToyo University
4DRyuta FukudaKomazawa University
5DSora MoriNational Central University
6D Akira SawaguchiNational Central University
7D Ryunosuke ShirozuP,A,L Junior Islanders (USA)
8DAkira SuzukiBushukan Junior & Senior High Schoo
9DRin TakadaToyo University
10DIchiro TakahashiToyo University
11DTaisei TakasakiNational Central University
12FWSoya IIzukaWaseda Business School
13FWTeito IshigakiWilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (USA)
14FWShiryu KoiwaShirakaba Gakuen High School
15FWJunya KokuwaSaitama Sakae High School
16FWTyler MaxnerSouth Shore Kings (USA)
17FWKaito OkuboKomazawa University
18FWKazumo Sasaki
Prince George Spruce Kings (CAN)
19FWAoi SasanumaWaseda University
20FWRyuki SotokuboBushukan Junior & Senior High School
21FWFuji SuzukiUtica Jr. Comets (USA)
22FWSota TakedaToyo University
23FWRaito TanakaBushukan Junior & Senior High School
24FWTaisetsu UshioAnchorage Wolverines (USA)
HCPerry Pearn(12/01/23)

 

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