IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan (Women’s)

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JAPAN (JPN) Womenโ€™s National Ice Hockey Team (1987-)

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:
ย 11-0 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, 22 Apr 1987
Latest IHLC Game: 4-0 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA, 11 Apr 2019
Closestย IHLC Game: 4-0 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA, 11 Apr 2019
Largest IHLC Defeat:ย 18-0 loss (2 times, latest vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN, 05 Apr 1996)

IHLCย HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:ย 
7
First Game Hosted: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 1-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช, 04 Feb 1998 (Nagano)
Latest Game Hosted:ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, 17 Feb 1998 (Nagano)
Major Tournaments Hosted:ย Olympic Gamesย (1: 1998)

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

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CANADA: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 3 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 11-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 22 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North York ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
02. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 18-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 22 Mar 1990 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
03. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 12-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 03 Apr 1995 โ€“ PRC โ€“ San Jose ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
04. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 12-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 07 Apr 1995 โ€“ PRC โ€“ San Jose ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
05. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 12-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 01 Apr 1996 โ€“ PRC โ€“ Richmond ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
06. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 18-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 05 Apr 1996 โ€“ PRC โ€“ Richmond ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
07.ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 13-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 08 Feb 1998 โ€“ OG โ€“ Nagano ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
08.ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 9-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 03 Apr 2000 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Mississauga ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
09.ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 13-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 25 Aug 2011 โ€“ TNT โ€“ Vierumรคki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
10. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 4-0 JPN ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โ€“ 11 Apr 2019 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Espoo ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Photo Credit: Wall Street Journalย –ย IIHFย –ย HHOFย –ย IOC

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