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Pajicz 07-06-2011 01:58 PM

Team Korea in 2018 Olympics
 
Now, after Pyeongchang, South Korea has been chosen to held the 2018 Winter Olympics, are there some potential players (possibly playing abroad) who could represent their national team in the Men's tournament?

Here's discussion about the tournament; http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=945069

I found couple names:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=25486
Won-Jun Kim, 1991-born defenseman, who's currently playing in Jokerit U20 in Finnish Nuorten SM-Liiga.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=62589
Jimmy Kim, 1992-born forward with double nationality, playing in the OJHL's Milton Icehawks, and had over PPG last year.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=45084
Wooje Sung, another 1992-born forward with double nationality, playing in AJHL team Calgary Mustangs.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=69670
Sang Won Yoon, small 1993-born forward, has had good stats in two U18 Division I tournaments, last time as the captain of the team.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=57151
Jung Ahn, 1993-born left winger/D-man, has played some junior hockey in Canada, was in the roster of BCHL team Quesnel Millionaires, but did not play any games in there.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=125645
Kei Toeda, Korean American defenseman who played 6 games in his sophomore year in University of Delaware. Born 09/28/1989.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=56342
Min Seong Kim, another 1989-born defenseman playing college hockey in Stonehill College (NCAA Div. 3)

jekoh 07-06-2011 04:09 PM

Looks like half of them are not even eligible.

IIHFjerseycollector 07-06-2011 06:26 PM

thats IF South Korea is even going to play

“Only seven years are left. That is generally not that long enough to rank within the top 12 teams. But Korean’s eagerness may help realize the dream or at least narrow the gap,” added Shim.

Until the Turin Olympics in 2006 the host nation could enter. But in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Canada, the host nation was ranked first and the rule was changed so that the host nation couldn’t automatically qualify.

There is a possibility that the rules change through a legal procedure so the host nation could compete regardless of ranking.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...136_89997.html

Uncle Rotter 07-06-2011 09:39 PM

According to an article on the IIHF website, South Korea does qualify:
Quote:

According to current IIHF/IOC rules the hosting nation enjoys automatic entry to the men’s and women’s ice hockey tournaments.
http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...ash=a7722b240f

Regarding Canada in 2010, I seem to recall they were given the choice of qualifying through rank, or as the host nation, in which case they would have been seeded 9th

Pajicz 07-07-2011 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jekoh (Post 34741289)
Looks like half of them are not even eligible.

What do you mean?

jekoh 07-07-2011 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 34761997)
What do you mean?

To be eligible if they are dual-nationals, they need to have played two years in the South Korean league system.

It is doubtful that even half these guys meet the criteria.

Pajicz 07-07-2011 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jekoh (Post 34762311)
To be eligible if they are dual-nationals, they need to have played two years in the South Korean league system.

It is doubtful that even half these guys meet the criteria.

You're sure about that? Because these players haven't played for any other country than Korea (and most of them haven't played for Korea either), so they should be immediately eligible.

If i.e. Jimmy Kim would have played for Team Canada, then he would have to play two years in South Korea...

jekoh 07-07-2011 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 34775107)
You're sure about that? Because these players haven't played for any other country than Korea (and most of them haven't played for Korea either), so they should be immediately eligible.

No, if they have not played 2 seasons in Korea (and are dual nationals), they're not eligible.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 34775107)
If i.e. Jimmy Kim would have played for Team Canada, then he would have to play two years in South Korea...

He would then have to play 4 years, not 2.

Two years is for players who have not played internationally before.

Pajicz 09-17-2012 10:24 AM

Little update:

Three Koreans we're on a tryout in Finnish 3rd tier team BeWe TuusKi, but they were released today. All three have played for South Korea in multiple WC D1 tournaments. The players are:

Woo Sang Park - Pretty big center, decent points in the Asian league and British EIHL.
Min Ho Cho - Smaller but more skilled center, over PPG in Asian league.
Don Ku Lee - 1988-born defensive D-man. Has played in Anyang Halla like the other two.

Also, four other guys have played for Mestis (2nd tier) club HCK. They are:

Woo Young Kim - Small D-man, so far has played one game in Mestis. Loaned to 3rd tier team Hunters.
Woo Je Sung - Canadian-born forward has also played one game in Mestis. Decent points in AJHL last year. Featured in the first post of this thread.
Sang Wook Kim - Smallish forward, also one game in Mestis.
Ki Sung Kim - Small winger played 3 games in Central Hockey League team Tulsa Oilers last year, no points scored. Two games in Mestis.

There has even been some discussion about having full-Korean team playing in Mestis, but so far the Korean invasion has been limited to this.

Propane Nightmares 09-17-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 54395079)
Little update:

Three Koreans we're on a tryout in Finnish 3rd tier team BeWe TuusKi, but they were released today. All three have played for South Korea in multiple WC D1 tournaments. The players are:

Woo Sang Park - Pretty big center, decent points in the Asian league and British EIHL.
Min Ho Cho - Smaller but more skilled center, over PPG in Asian league.
Don Ku Lee - 1988-born defensive D-man. Has played in Anyang Halla like the other two.

Also, four other guys have played for Mestis (2nd tier) club HCK. They are:

Woo Young Kim - Small D-man, so far has played one game in Mestis. Loaned to 3rd tier team Hunters.
Woo Je Sung - Canadian-born forward has also played one game in Mestis. Decent points in AJHL last year. Featured in the first post of this thread.
Sang Wook Kim - Smallish forward, also one game in Mestis.
Ki Sung Kim - Small winger played 3 games in Central Hockey League team Tulsa Oilers last year, no points scored. Two games in Mestis.

There has even been some discussion about having full-Korean team playing in Mestis, but so far the Korean invasion has been limited to this.

Woo Sang Park was terrible for Coventry

Pajicz 09-19-2012 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99 Problems (Post 54398251)
Woo Sang Park was terrible for Coventry

You've seen him playing? Please, tell us more.

Propane Nightmares 09-19-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 54442139)
You've seen him playing? Please, tell us more.

He was easily the worst import on the team, excluding Jurynek who is a fighter. He was not out of place at this level, but as an import you are expected to score a lot more than he did unless you can fight. Also he wasn't even close to being good enough to make the GB team.

Pajicz 03-04-2013 10:49 AM

Another update:

All the Koreans playing in Finland have now returned to Korea/elsewhere. Not sure about the status of the Korean Mestis project.

Some Canadian-born Koreans are now playing in the Asian Ice Hockey League, and they could be eligible to represent Korea in 2018. These players include previously mentioned Jimmy Kim, a.k.a Ji Min Kim. He's had one assist in four Asian League games so far, after starting the season in OJHL.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ng_Halla_2.jpg

In the photo above is another previously mentioned player now playing in Korea, Jung Ahn. He has also already represented Korea in three IIHF-sanctioned international matches. Here's a long, well-written Wikipedia article about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Ahn

Dong Seo, 1994-born forward from Seoul is playing midget hockey in Shattuck St. Mary's highly regarded hockey program. Not completely sure about his national eligibility.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1364955
Here's some discussion about Canadian forward Brock Radunske, who's expected to represent Korea in future international matches.

EchoesoftheEighties 03-06-2013 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajicz (Post 60934737)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ng_Halla_2.jpg

In the photo above is another previously mentioned player now playing in Korea, Jung Ahn. He has also already represented Korea in three IIHF-sanctioned international matches. Here's a long, well-written Wikipedia article about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jung_Ahn

Jung is a friend of mine and he's awesome to watch. He might be representing S. Korea but the guy can play. He's extremely excited at the opportunity!

EbencoyE 03-10-2013 03:16 PM

Korea has made great progress in recent years, promoting to Division 1A of the World Championships last year.

They just missed out on getting into the final round of Olympic qualification this year too, and they actually beat the team who did advance (Great Britain)

Tomas W 03-12-2013 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IIHFjerseycollector (Post 34746295)
thats IF South Korea is even going to play

“Only seven years are left. That is generally not that long enough to rank within the top 12 teams. But Korean’s eagerness may help realize the dream or at least narrow the gap,” added Shim.

Until the Turin Olympics in 2006 the host nation could enter. But in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Canada, the host nation was ranked first and the rule was changed so that the host nation couldn’t automatically qualify.

There is a possibility that the rules change through a legal procedure so the host nation could compete regardless of ranking.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...136_89997.html

I think they should be allowed to participate if they at least have real hockey players. There is a limit somewhere on how much you can make a fool out of yourself, but if Korea would be ranked like say 13-20th nation in the world I think they should be allowed to have a team.

Mathradio 05-26-2013 08:28 PM

If that meant that, long-term (i.e. well into the 2020s), South Korea became strong enough to make the Olympic tournament without having to host the OGs themselves, then I'm OK with that move.

Kershaw 05-26-2013 08:30 PM

Brock Radunske

hockeyfreak7 05-26-2013 08:44 PM

Is Richard Park eligible? Would make a great captain :laugh:

Rob 05-26-2013 08:57 PM

The goods news for them is NHL players won't be participating.

habsrule4eva3089 05-26-2013 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob (Post 66638045)
The goods news for them is NHL players won't be participating.

Is that you Bill Daly?

Everlasting 05-27-2013 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob (Post 66638045)
The goods news for them is NHL players won't be participating.

So we get to listen to 8 years of "We are the best becuse of best on best bs" instead off 4? :laugh:

Oberyn 05-27-2013 03:05 AM

I went to the same junior high as Wooje Sung, damn that's crazy. As a fellow Korean I'm excited to see them play, er I mean see them get crushed.

Rob 05-27-2013 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by habsrule4eva3089 (Post 66638313)
Is that you Bill Daly?

They aren't eve signed on for Sochi yet. The NHL is bringing back the World Cup. Writing is on the wall.

Inub0i 05-27-2013 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 66637525)
Is Richard Park eligible? Would make a great captain :laugh:

Nope. He represented the United States in international play.


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