For the first time in history, the promotion to the second division of the World Championships is visible.
The Korean women’s ice hockey team (19th place), led by coach Kim Do-yoon, competed in the 4th round of the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship Division 1 Group B (3rd division) held at the ice rink at the Gwanggyo Complex Sports Center in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 22nd. They beat England 3-2.
It’s a 4-game winning streak. Korea, which won 2-1 after overtime in the first match against Italy, which was a tough opponent, took the lead by catching Poland (4-0), Slovenia (4-2) and England. With 3 wins and 1 consecutive win (11 points), it is ahead of second place Italy (3 wins and 1 consecutive loss, 10 points). The winning team of this tournament will be promoted to the second division (Division 1 Group A). If you win the final 5th game against Kazakhstan on the 23rd, you will be in the second division for the first time in history.
It went strong from the start. On this day, at 14:32 of the first period, Park Jong-ah scored Lee Eun-ji’s pass, and Korea took the lead. At 4 minutes and 44 seconds into the second period, Kim Hee-Won scored an additional goal after getting a rebound in the match before the goal. England allowed two runs in a row to tie the game, but did not give up. Captain Han Su-jin came out as a solution. Han Soo-jin scored a valuable additional goal with one second left in the second period to take a 3-2 lead again. It was a great buzzer beater. England’s counterattack was fierce in the third period, but goalie Heo Eun-bi prevented the conceding.
The final game between Korea and Kazakhstan will be held on the 23rd at 3:45 pm at the same place. 토스카지노