Women’s ice hockey team loses to Sweden in friendly
South Korea suffered a second straight loss to Sweden in their women’s hockey friendly game here on Saturday.
World No. 5 Sweden defeated the 22nd-ranked South Korea 4-1 at Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, some 230 kilometers east of Seoul. In their first showdown on Friday, Sweden blanked South Korea 3-0 while outshooting their opponent 40-13.
With South Korea on the brink of getting shut out again, captain Park Jong-ah got her team’s lone goal at 15:38. South Korea hosted Sweden for two games here in preparation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next February. Gangneung Hockey Centre will also host hockey games during the Olympics.
Sweden once again came out firing from the first period, and South Korean goalie Shin So-jung again had to battle to keep her team in the game. Shin, named the top South Korean player of the game on Friday, frustrated one Swedish shooter after another with an array of saves.