IHLC Team Profiles – Japan (Women’s)

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🇯🇵 JAPAN (JPN) Women’s National Ice Hockey Team

Japan played at the inaugural Women’s World Tournament in 1987, losing their first IHLC game to Canada 11-0, but has remained consistent as an IHLC contender, competing against the U.S., Canada and China in the 1995 and 1996 Pacific Rim Championships, and a handful of World Championship appearances. They finished sixth on home ice at the 1998 Olympics, and last played for the IHLC at the 2019 World Championship.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 10
First IHLC Game:
 11-0 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, 22 Apr 1987
Latest IHLC Game: 4-0 loss vs. 🇺🇸 USA, 11 Apr 2019
Closest IHLC Game: 4-0 loss vs. 🇺🇸 USA, 11 Apr 2019
Largest IHLC Defeat: 18-0 loss (2 times, latest vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, 05 Apr 1996)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
7
First Game Hosted: 🇨🇦 CAN 1-1 SWE 🇸🇪, 04 Feb 1998 (Nagano)
Latest Game Hosted: 🇺🇸 USA 3-1 CAN 🇨🇦, 17 Feb 1998 (Nagano)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (1: 1998)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF Women’s World Championship Result: 7th (2: 2008, 2015)
Best Olympic Games Result: 6th (2: 1998, 2018)
Best Three / Four Nations Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇨🇦 CANADA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇨🇦 CAN 11-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 22 Apr 1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
02. 🇨🇦 CAN 18-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 22 Mar 1990 – WWC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
03. 🇨🇦 CAN 12-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 03 Apr 1995 – PRC – San Jose 🇺🇸
04. 🇺🇸 USA 12-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 07 Apr 1995 – PRC – San Jose 🇺🇸
05. 🇨🇦 CAN 12-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 01 Apr 1996 – PRC – Richmond 🇨🇦
06. 🇨🇦 CAN 18-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 05 Apr 1996 – PRC – Richmond 🇨🇦
07. 🇨🇦 CAN 13-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 08 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
08. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 03 Apr 2000 – WWC – Mississauga 🇨🇦
09. 🇺🇸 USA 13-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 25 Aug 2011 – TNT – Vierumäki 🇫🇮
10. 🇺🇸 USA 4-0 JPN 🇯🇵 – 11 Apr 2019 – WWC – Espoo 🇫🇮

Photo Credit: Wall Street Journal – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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