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South Korea
Locator map of South Korea2
Flag and abbrev. Flag of Korea KOR
Continent Asia
Population 50,062,000 (as of 2009)
National team South Korean National Team
National federation South Korean Ice Hockey Association
Top league Asia League (international);
Korean Championship
Current champion Anyang Halla

The Republic of Korea, usually simply refferred to as South Korea, is a country in eastern Asia. It is located in the southern part of the Korean peninsula.

Its population is near 50,000,000.

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South Korea

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Rinks

Players

Referees

45

Population

48,758,000

Indoor

34

Total

1,247

Male

--

Capital

Seoul

Outdoor

4

Male

97

Female

--

IIHF Since

July 25 1960

Junior

1,052

Female

98

The South Korea men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of the South Korea. They are currently ranked 31st in the IIHF World Ranking and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division I. The team holds the record of the largest victory in the sport . South Korea beat Thailand in the 1998 Asia-Oceania Junior Championships almost unbelievably 92-0.


The Korean Ice Hockey Federation was founded in 1928, the modern history of ice hockey in South Korea began in 1946. Since then, university teams located mainly in Seoul have competed annually for the South Korean championship.


South Korea joined the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1963, and first participated at the World Championships in 1979. In 2002, South Korea played in Division I of the World Championships for the first time. In 2004, the country's junior U18 team played in the same Division, and the women's team played at the World Championships for the first time.

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