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 (CAN)

Longest Official Winning Streak
(9) Mar 19th, 1982-Mar 15th, 1983
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak
(5) Jan 22nd-Jan 30th, 1969

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(14) Jan 29, 1982-Mar 15th, 1983
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak
(8) Jan 26th, 2005-Apr 3rd, 2008

Longest Official Losing Streak
(12) Apr 16th, 2016-Feb 11th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak
(14) Feb ??, 1982-Feb 19th, 1985

Biggest Official Win
44-1 over Kuwait January 30, 1999
Biggest Unofficial Win 

16-1 over Beijing/Harbin (CHN) 1957
Biggest Official Loss
25-1 to Czechoslovakia March 4th, 1957
Biggest Unofficial Loss 

17-0 to Battleford Millers (CAN) March 24th, 1935
Medals:

Asian Winter Games/ Asia Cup:
Gold: 1992, 1993, 2003, 2007
Silver: 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011
Bronze: 2017

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

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) Aug 14th-Apr 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak
(4) Dec 17th, 2015-Mar 24th, 2016

Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(26) Aug 14th-Apr 21st, 2017
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak
(4) Dec 17th, 2015-Mar 24th, 2016

Longest Official Losing Streak
(13) Mar 19th, 1990-Feb 5th, 1996
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak
(5) Oct 24th-Oct 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

ROSTER
GK Mai Kondo – Obihiro Ladies (JPN)

GK Miyuu Masuhara – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
GK Mei Sato – Kushiro Bears (JPN)
DEF Akane Hosoyamada – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Shiro Koike – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Yukiko Kawashima – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Kokoro Ota – Mikage Gretz (JPN)
DEF Fumika Sasano – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
DEF Aoi Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
DEF Kanami Seki – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
DEF Aoi Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)

DEF Ayaka Toko – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Yoshino Enomoto – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Moeko Fujimoto – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Remi Koyama – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Hanae Kubo – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Mei Miura – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Akane Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Kaho Suzuki – Daishin (JPN)
FW Suzuka Taka – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

FW Rui Ukita – Daishin (JPN)
FW Yumeka Wajima – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
FW Hikaru Yamashita – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Haruna Yoneyama – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

HC Yujiro Nakajimaya
Updated (10/23/19)

Junior 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) Dec 4th-16th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak
(2) Aug 9th-10th, 2019
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak
(7) Dec 4th-16th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak
(2) Aug 9th-10th, 2019

Longest Official Losing Streak
(8) Dec 26th, 1992-Dec27th, 1993
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak
(6) Aug 3rd,1993-Aug 2nd, 1995

Biggest Official Win
26-0 over Chinese Taipei May 28th, 2012
Biggest Unofficial Win 

7-0 to Jokerit Helsinki Juniors
Biggest Official Loss
20-1 to Sweden December 30th, 1992
Biggest Unofficial Loss

11-0 to Canada U18 Aug 6th, 1995

ROSTER
GK #1 Eiki Sato – Shirakaba Gakuen HS (JPN)
GK #20 Ryuto Nakamoto – Ontario Hockey Academy (CAN)
DEF #8 Riku IshidaToyo University (JPN)
DEF #7 Shunta Kimura – Busyukan High School (JPN)
DEF #24 Ray Murakami – Rink Hockey Academy (CAN)
DEF #5 Manato Sasanaka –  Tomakomai High School (JPN)

DEF #3 Taiki Takebe – Toyo University (JPN)
DEF #6 Rioto Takeya – Shirakaba Gakuen HS (JPN)
DEF #4 Koki Yoneyama – Chuo University (JPN)
FW #12 Yusaku Ando – Youngstown Phantoms (JPN)

FW  #10 Yuto Gondaira – Chuo University (JPN)
FW #14 Chikara Hanzawa – Minnesota Wilderness (USA)
FW #16 Aito Iguchi – Saitama Sakae High School (JPN)

FW #23 Shota Kaneko – Waseda University (JPN)
FW #18 Daisuke Mayata – Toyo University (JPN)
FW #19 Ryosuke Miura – Tomakomai High School (JPN)
FW #21 Kota Momen – Waseda University (JPN)
FW #22 Teruto Nakajima – Tomakomai High School (JPN)
FW #15 Kota OtomoShirakaba Gakuen Academy HS (JPN)
FW #9 Yu Sato – Quebec Remparts (CAN)
FW #11 Yuto Tanichi – Busyukan High School (JPN)
FW #13 Teppei Ueno – Toronto Jr. Canadiens  (CAN)

HC Teruhiko Okita 
Updated (12/28/19)

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