(4 Feb 2018) The North and South Korean women’s ice hockey players showed plenty of fight on Sunday, but their combined team was outclassed in a 3-1 loss to Sweden at the Seonhak International Ice Rink in Incheon.
However both sides of the North-South combined women’s ice hockey team were upbeat following Sunday’s friendly defeat.
South Korean and North Korean coaches and players told reporters there was room for improvement and an expectation they will perform well at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics.
Sarah Murray, the joint team’s Canadian head coach told reporters that the North Korean players were working hard and the team would keep getting better.
Speaking at the same news conference in Incheon, Park Chul Ho, the North Korean hockey team coach said,”I hope they will play a good game uniting power and heart within a short time.”
The Koreas’ combined team highlights a series of joint conciliatory gestures between the war-separated rivals for the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, which begin on Friday.
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