Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 5, 2019

Smile Japan beats France in opener at worlds

Japan's women's ice hockey team, Smile Japan, blanked France 3-0 behind goalie Nana Fujimoto's 25 saves in their opening game at the world championships in Espoo, Finland, on Thursday. Mei Miura opened the scoring for Japan when she netted a backhander from point-blank range in ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 22, 2017

Japan women improve to 5-0 at hockey worlds

Japan capped a stellar week by beating France 4-0 and making it five wins out of five at the second-tier women's ice hockey world championships on Friday. Smile Japan, which had already secured promotion to the top division a day earlier with a 4-1 victory ...

Smile Japan aims for more glory

More Sports / Ice Hockey Feb 17, 2017

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Having achieved its main objective of the season by qualifying for next year's Olympics, the women's national ice hockey team, Smile Japan, turns its attention to the Asian Winter Games. On Sunday, the women completed a clean sweep of their final Olympic qualifying pool by ...