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) March 19th, 1982-March 15th, 1983
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

 

# P ROSTER TEAMS
29 GK Yutaka Fukufuji Nikko Ice Bucks
30 GK Shun Furukawa Tohoku Free Blades
1 GK Yuta Narisawa Oji Eagles
7 D Ryo Hashimoto Oji Eagles
2 D Ryan Kawai Tohoku Free Blades
4 D Keigo Minoshima East Hokkaido Cranes
20 D Yusei Otsu Nikko Ice Bucks
12 D Hiroto Sato Nikko Ice Bucks
6 D Kotaro Yamada Oji Eagles
22 D Shinya Yanadori East Hokkaido Cranes
25 FW Tomoyo Echigo Oji Eagles
18 FW Makuru Furuhashi Nikko Ice Bucks
26 FW Yushiroh Hirano Wheeling Nailers (USA)
17 FW Ikki Ikeda East Hokkaido Cranes
15 FW Taiga Irikura East Hokkaido Cranes
19 FW Shogo Nakajima Oji Eagles
11 FW Kosuke Ohtsu East Hokkaido Cranes
24 FW Yuto Osawa Oji Eagles
28 FW Kohei Sato University of New Hampshire (USA)
13 FW Hiromichi Terao Nikko Ice Bucks
9 FW Kenta Takagi Oji Eagles
8 FW Seiji Takahashi Oji Eagles
27 FW Hiroki Ueno East Hokkaido Cranes
  HC Yuji Iwamoto Updated (02/01/20)

 

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-April 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (4) December 17th, 2015-March 24th, 2016
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (26) August 14th-April 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (4) December 17th, 2015-March 24th, 2016
Longest Official Losing Streak: (13) 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

 

# P ROSTER TEAMS
1 GK Mai Kondo Obihiro Ladies
2 GK Miyuu Masuhara DK Peregrine
3 GK Mei Sato Kushiro Bears
4 D Akane Hosoyamada DK Peregrine
5 D Shiro Koike DK Peregrine
6 D Yukiko Kawashima DK Peregrine
7 D Kokoro Ota Mikage Gretz
8 D Fumika Sasano Seibu Princess Rabbits
9 D Aoi Shiga Toyota Cygnus
10 D Kanami Seki Seibu Princess Rabbits
11 D Ayaka Toko Seibu Princess Rabbits
12 FW Yoshino Enomoto Seibu Princess Rabbits
13 FW Moeko Fujimoto Toyota Cygnus
14 FW Remi Koyama Seibu Princess Rabbits
15 FW Hanae Kubo Seibu Princess Rabbits
16 FW Mei Miura Toyota Cygnus
17 FW Akane Shiga Toyota Cygnus
18 FW Kaho Suzuki Daishin
19 FW Suzuka Taka DK Peregrine
20 FW Rui Ukita Daishin
21 FW Yumeka Wajima DK Peregrine
22 FW Hikaru Yamashita Seibu Princess Rabbits
23 FW Haruna Yoneyama DK Peregrine
  HC Yujiro Nakajimaya Updated (10/23/19)

 

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: 7-0 to Jokerit Helsinki Juniors August 12th, 2006
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

 

# P ROSTER TEAMS
1 GK Eiki Sato Shirakaba Gakuen High School
20 GK Ryuto Nakamoto Ontario Hockey Academy (CAN)
8 D Riku Ishida Toyo University
7 D Shunta Kimura Busyukan High School
24 D Ray Murakami Rink Hockey Academy (CAN)
5 D Manato Sasanaka Tomakomai High School
3 D Taiki Takebe Toyo University
6 D Rioto Takeya Shirakaba Gakuen High School
4 D Koki Yoneyama Chuo University
12 FW Yusaku Ando Youngstown Phantoms (USA)
10 FW Yuto Gondaira Chuo University
14 FW Chikara Hanzawa Minnesota Wilderness (USA)
16 FW Aito Iguchi Saitama Sakae High School
23 FW Shota Kaneko Waseda University
18 FW Daisuke Mayata Toyo University
19 FW Ryosuke Miura Tomakomai High School
21 FW Kota Momen Waseda University
22 FW Teruto Nakajima Tomakomai High School
15 FW Kota Otomo Shirakaba Gakuen High School
9 FW Yu Sato Quebec Remparts (CAN)
11 FW Yuto Tanichi Busyukan High School
13 FW Teppei Ueno Toronto Jr. Canadiens (CAN)
  HC Teruhiko Okita Updated (12/28/19)

 

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