Paralympic Winter Games
9-18 March

PyeongChang 2018: Japan name Para ice hockey team

Satoru Sudo and Wataru Horie will lead the 17-man roster 15 Feb 2018
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a male Para ice hockey player smiles after being presented with an award

Wataru Horie is a key defenceman for Japan at PyeongChang 2018

ⒸKarl Nilsson
By IPC

The Japan Para Ice Hockey Association has revealed the 17 athletes who will make up the team competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Eight players carry Paralympic experience, including team captain Satoru Sudo who was part of the team that captured silver at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

After missing out on Sochi 2014, Japan returned to the Paralympic scene after earning a spot from the Qualification Tournament last October in Ostersund, Sweden. Wataru Horie was key to helping Japan qualify from Ostersund, where he was named defenseman of the tournament, returns to the roster.

Goalkeepers

Shinobu Fukushima*

Kazuya Mochizuki

Forwards

Susumu Hirose

Wataru Horie

Mamoru Yoshikawa*

Taimei Shiba*

Mikio Annaka*

Yoshihiro Shioya

Kazuhiro Takahashi* (alternate captain)

Nao Kodama

Keisuke Nagumo

Masaharu Kumagai (alternate captain)

Defenders

Toshiyuki Nakamura

Satoru Sudo* (captain)

Eiji Misawa*

Daisuke Uehara*

Hideaki Ishii

Head coach

Kojin Nakakita

*Paralympic Games experience

The complete roster can be found on Japan Para Ice Hockey Association’s website.