Japan men's national ice hockey team

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Japan
Japan national ice hockey team 2015.png
Association Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachYuji Iwamoto
Assistants Masahito Haruna
Teruhiko Okita
Tomohito Okubo
Captain Tetsuya Saito
Most gamesMasahito Nishiwaki (94)
Most pointsNorio Suzuki (85)
Team colors   
IIHF codeJPN
Ranking
Current IIHF 24 Decrease2.svg 1 (24 April 2020) [1]
Highest IIHF15 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF24 (2020)
First international
Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 12–2 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
(Davos, Switzerland; 24 January 1930)
Biggest win
Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 44–1 Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait
(Gangneung, South Korea; 30 January 1999)
Biggest defeat
Czechoslovakia  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 25–1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
(Moscow, Soviet Union; 4 March 1957)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances44 (first in 1930 )
Best result8th (1930, 1957)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances8 (first in 1986 )
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold (2003, 2007) Silver medal with cup.svg Silver (1986, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2011) Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze (2017)
Olympics
Appearances8 (first in 1936 )
International record (W–L–T)
238–364–47

The Japanese national ice hockey team (Japanese : アイスホッケー男子日本代表Aisuhokkē Danshi Nippon Daihyō) is the national men's ice hockey of Japan. They are controlled by the Japan Ice Hockey Federation and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Japan is currently ranked 23rd in the rankings and currently compete in the IIHF World Championship Division I. They have competed in eight Olympic Games competitions.

Contents

Tournament participation

Winter Olympics

World Championship

Note: Years in Bold denote participation in the top-level tournament

Asian Winter Games

Team

Roster

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I Group B. [4]

Head coach: Yuji Iwamoto

Goaltenders
#PlayerCatchesHeightWeightDate of birthClub
29 Yutaka Fukufuji L1.85 m83 kg17 September 1982 (aged 35) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
1 Yuta Narisawa L1.79 m75 kg14 April 1987 (aged 31) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
Defencemen
#PlayerShootsHeightWeightDate of birthClub
5 Ryo Hashiba R1.79 m80 kg6 May 1986 (aged 31) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
7 Ryo Hashimoto  ( A )L1.77 m76 kg23 October 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
20 Seiya Hayata L1.80 m80 kg4 December 1995 (aged 22) Flag of Japan.svg Tohoku Free Blades
24 Goshi Ito R1.70 m85 kg9 July 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
6 Ryuichi Kawai L1.80 m90 kg26 September 1983 (aged 34) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
12 Hiroto Sato L1.71 m76 kg15 November 1993 (aged 24) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
2 Mei Ushu L1.81 m85 kg2 May 1991 (aged 26) Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Paper Cranes
3 Kotaro Yamada L1.85 m93 kg6 January 1992 (aged 26) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
Forwards
#PlayerShootsHeightWeightDate of birthClub
25 Tomoya Echigo L1.60 m70 kg18 August 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
18 Makuru Furuhashi L1.72 m82 kg30 September 1993 (aged 24) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
15 Taiga Irikura R1.79 m81 kg4 September 1996 (aged 21) Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Paper Cranes
10Takuma Kawai ( A )L1.81 m92 kg10 August 1988 (aged 29) Flag of Japan.svg Tohoku Free Blades
17 Yuki Miura R1.76 m72 kg19 July 1996 (aged 21) Flag of the United States.svg Lake Superior State Lakers
19 Shogo Nakajima R1.75 m78 kg26 October 1993 (aged 24) Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Paper Cranes
23 Yushi Nakayashiki L1.93 m93 kg29 June 1997 (aged 20) Flag of Japan.svg Oji Eagles
16 Tetsuya Saito  ( C )R1.76 m77 kg14 December 1983 (aged 34) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
9 Kenta Takagi R1.82 m87 kg14 December 1993 (aged 24) Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Paper Cranes
14 Go Tanaka L1.71 m76 kg6 October 1983 (aged 34) Flag of Japan.svg Tohoku Free Blades
13 Hiromichi Terao L1.73 m80 kg15 June 1989 (aged 28) Flag of Japan.svg Nikko Ice Bucks
21 Junya Yamada L1.73 m75 kg7 November 1991 (aged 26) Flag of Japan.svg Tohoku Free Blades

Notable coaches

All-time record against other nations

As of 12 November 2017 [6]

TeamGPWTLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 31252422171
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3319113146108
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 25201417447
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia/
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
3115214123128
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 3613716123151
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 29174815487
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 251411011598
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3913422123151
Flag of France.svg  France 271111595109
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1111009319
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 26140129672
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 31931993141
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 118036629
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 32932082121
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 87019422
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 38523288201
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 136163438
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 6600193
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 40133676218
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1631124589
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1622123265
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 4400173
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 3210157
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1531112651
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1100441
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1100390
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1100240
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 1100180
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1100112
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 110071
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 135262137
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 71151427
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 70161557
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia/
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
10001024117
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic/
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
13001322139
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4004144
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 60061247
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany/
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
18201641102
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 1000101964
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 80082077
Total6692384736425482875

All-time record against other teams

As of 27 August 2016 [6]

TeamGPWTLGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Battleford Millers2002233
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria Navy100119
Pacific Coast Amateur League All Stars1001910
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nanaimo Labatts1001510
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Chilliwack Volvos100149
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Powell River Regals 4103331
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kamloops Cariboos100116
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Central Alberta Hockey League All Stars1001217
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lethbridge Maple Leafs 101044
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Regina Caps100159
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brandon Wheat Kings 110086
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg Maroons 1001411
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kenora Thistles 2101916
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Thunder Bay Junior League All Stars2002812
Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota Golden Gophers 100137
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg New Westminster Royals 2200186
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Chilliwack Steelheads1001410
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria Commercial League All Stars110085
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nanaimo Clippers 100157
Flag of the United States.svg Portland Royals1100114
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria Intermediate All Stars110065
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lethbridge Sugar Kings 110052
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Yorkton Terriers 1001312
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saskatchewan Junior League All Stars1100124
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Manitoba South Junior All Stars100127
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kingston Merchants110076
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Halifax Canadiens110074
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Grand Falls Cataracts 100137
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bathurst Papermakers110043
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Manitoba North Junior All Stars110086
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg North Peace River League All Stars110074
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Prince George Mohawks110087
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Penticton Broncos 110065
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland B 4103116
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia B 100129
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  USSR B 2002516
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany U20 110043
Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs 100145
Flag of the United States.svg Western Michigan Broncos 100149
Flag of Russia.svg Spartak Moscow 1001213
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saskatchewan Huskies 100127
Flag of the United States.svg Michigan Tech Huskies 100146
Flag of the United States.svg Alaska Gold Kings 110041
Flag of Russia.svg Amur Khabarovsk 1511131360
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden B 2002217
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia B 2002313
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada B 101044
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark B 100114
Flag of Japan.svg Japan All Stars100156
Flag of Finland.svg Tappara 100136
Flag of Finland.svg TPS Turku 100145
Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö Redhawks 100123
Flag of Germany.svg Schwenninger Wild Wings 100125
Flag of Switzerland.svg EV Zug 110052
Flag of Germany.svg Krefeld Pinguine 100127
Flag of Sweden.svg Modo Hockey 100134
Flag of Germany.svg Augsburger Panther 200236
Flag of Switzerland.svg HC Lugano 110052
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland B 210149
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Qiqihar2002522
Flag of Russia.svg Khabarovsk100135
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg HC Pardubice 100125
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saint Georges Garaga 100123
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Île-des-Chênes North Stars 110041
Flag of Russia.svg Salavat Yulaev Ufa 210136
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mid-West Islanders2200133
Flag of Slovakia.svg HKm Zvolen 101033
Flag of Germany.svg Frankfurt Lions 101022
Flag of Russia.svg Amurskie Tigry110043
Flag of Russia.svg PSK Sakhalin 110041
Flag of Germany.svg Straubing Tigers 100113
Flag of Germany.svg Kölner Haie 100115
Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorfer EG 100112
Total10630571347608

See also

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