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 2011 Twelve Nations Tournament.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 9
First IHLC Game:
 11-0 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, Apr. 22, 1987
Latest IHLC Game: 13-0 loss vs. 🇺🇸 USA, Aug. 25, 2011
Closest IHLC Game: 9-0 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, Apr. 3, 2000
Largest IHLC Defeat: 18-0 loss (2 times, latest vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, Apr. 5, 1996)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
7
First Game Hosted: 🇨🇦 CAN 1-1 SWE 🇸🇪, Feb. 4, 1998 (Nagano)
Latest Game Hosted: 🇺🇸 USA 3-1 CAN 🇨🇦, Feb. 17, 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, 2 losses, 0 ties

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

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

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