By National Teams of Ice Hockey

South Korean, North Korean national female hockey teams are due to play April 6th at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A In Gangneung, South Korea.

The Participating of the North Korean national women’s ice hockey team has not been discussed and there is a good change that the North Korean team may not be able to compete at the World Championships.

The North Korean Ice hockey Teams Men & Women are not competing at the 2017 Asian Winter Games due to Japan stance Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons tests.

Later Japan allowed North Korean athletes and officials to participate in the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games later this month as an exception to the entry ban on North Korean citizens, government sources said.

The punitive measure was put in place as part of sanctions for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons tests and rocket launches.

Seven athletes two figure skaters and five short track speed skaters will compete at the Asian Winter Games.

North Korea at 2011 Asia Winter Games in AlmatyNorth Korea at the 2011 Asia Winter Games where they won one bronze.