The Korean men’s ice hockey team, which played its first game under coach Kim Woo-jae, was defeated.
Korea (World Ranking 21), led by coach Kim Woo-jae, lost 1-4 to Hungary (20th) at the 2023 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge held in Bolzano, Italy on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time).
Korea was dragged away by conceding a long goal only in the first period.
In the 17th minute of the 2nd period, Lee Yun-seok (Korea University), assisted by Lee Seung-jae (Yonsei University), made up for the 1 goal, but in the 3rd period, his stamina showed deterioration and he conceded 2 goals in a row, lowering his head by 3 goals.
Head coach Kim Woo-jae, who made his first international debut match, said, “I only trained once and played a game, and it turned out to be a defeat. I see a lot of areas that need to be refined tactically. Through this tournament토토사이트, I will be able to make up for my shortcomings.” .
“It’s a really good opportunity for young players. I think it will help a lot to prepare for the World Championships in May while playing against strong teams in Europe. I will,” he added.
On the afternoon of the 10th, the national team will play the second game against Slovenia (ranked 19th), who has advanced to the top division of the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championship. On the 12th, the final game of the tournament will be held against Italy (17th place), the host country of the 2026 Winter Olympics.